Sections

iPhone 5 – out September 21, pre-orders start Friday

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 17:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

iPhone 5 has been announced by Apple SVP Phil Schiller, who called it “an absolute jewel… the most beautiful product we have ever made, bar none.”

Apple event highlights

iPhone 5 will launch September 21. Pre-orders start Friday, September 14.

iPhone 5 will cost $199 for 16GB; $299 for 32GB; and $399 for 64GB under contract.

iPhone 4 is now free on contract and $99 without a contract.

Last quarter, 17 million iPads were sold, and the tablet now boasts 68% of the market share.

Apple has sold 400 million iOS devices through June 2012, and 84 million iPads.

Mac sales increased 15% yoy versus 2% on the PC. Mac holds 27% of the market share.

Over 350 million iPods have been sold, and over 175,000 games are available. 150 million players currently use Game Center.

A new iPod Nano and a 5th generation iPod Touch will be available in October.

5th gen iPod Touch: 32GB for $299; 64GB for $399.

iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch all are getting iOS 6 on September 19.

iPhone 5 – taller, thinner

iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, according to Apple, weighs 112 grams and comes in black or white

It’s 20% lighter than the 4S at 7.6mm thick and contains a 326ppi Retina display at four-inches with 1136 x 640 resolution. So it’s the same width as iPhone 4S, only taller. The screen shows five rows of icons, and four shortcuts on the bottom.

The chip inside is the A6, a CPU running 2X faster and 2x graphics compared to the A5. iOS 6 was also shown running on the new iPhone.

Rob Murray from EA took the stage to show how fast the phone runs and how the graphics look when playing Real Racing 3.

The game contains a features called “time-shifted multiplayer,” which is an asynchronous gameplay feature allowing players to compete in races against each other’s ghost car while interacting. A video is below. Real Racing 3 will release later this year.

A new Dimond Dash game will also launch alongside the new iPhone.

“iPhone 5 is made entirely of glass and aluminum,” said Apple SVP Phil Schiller. “It’s designed and built to an exacting level of standard unlike anything we, or anyone in our industry, have made before.

“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the hardware and software engineering that has gone into this product is unlike we’ve ever undertaken before.”

It contains a single chip for voice and data, a single radio chip, a “dynamics” antenna and a display of “HSPA+ is 21Mbps, DC-HSDPA is 42Mbps, and LTE is a max of 100,” according to Engadget.

iPhone 5 contains “Ultrafast Wireless” which will be on DT and EE in Europe and in the US on Sprint, AT&T and Verizion. All will support LTE.

The battery will last 8 hours on 3G or LTE and 10 hours on WiFi while browsing.

Video display in widescreen is better and closer to 16:9 than the 4S.

Updates to the camera were also revealed, with panorama, better face-time talk, and three microphones available. It has better speakers, a 5-magnet transducer, wideband audio, and a new connector called Lightening. It will not support micro-USB compatibility, or wireless charging.

Bose, JBL, B&W, B&O and others are already working on new docks and speakers for the new connector, and “a bunch of accessories” are being created for your old docks.

iPhone 5 was supposed to be announced during Apple’s October event in 2011. At least, that’s what all tech rumors claimed. Instead, a dual-core iPhone 4S was announced with personal assistant Siri, which resulted in many an Internet meme and comparisons to Portal’s GLaDOS.

This time out, with iPhone 5, Siri has learned more regarding movies, theaters, and reviews. She seems to have some added snark built-in as well.

“Can you recommend a good movie in theaters?,” it was asked. “That is a very subjective question. Here’s what others have found to be good movies,” said the Siri demonstration which pointed to Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

A patent dug up in July revealed iPhone being used as universal remote via a set of schematics showing a dual-analog controller interacting with other iOS devices as well as Apple TV.

None of this was mentioned for iPhone 5 today, so it’s possible the tech mentioned in the patent filing is just a patent filing and nothing more – for now.

iPhone 5 will cost you $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB under contract. iPhone 4 is now free on contract and $99 without.

Pre-orders start on Friday September 14, and it will ship out on September 21st in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

iPad is popular

During today’s press event, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to talk iPad figures and how it relates to the PC market.

“The iPad is driving the post-PC revolution at an amazing pace,” said Cook. “We are in a post-PC world. We sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line.

“This is absolutely shocking when you consider this is a product category that didn’t even exist two and a half years ago. Over the last year [competitors] launched hundreds of tablets to compete.”

Last quarter, 17 million iPads were sold, and there are over 250,000 apps available for the device. Last year iPad had a 62% market share for the April – June 2011 period, and in 2012, that share is now at 68%. iPad also makes up 91% of all tablet web traffic

In all, Apple has sold 400 million iOS devices through June 2012, and 84 million iPads.

Apple launched the third-generation iPad back on March 16 , and 3 million were sold during its first weekend on the market.

An announcement of a new iPad model hitting retail never happened today, despite the fact rumors regarding a mini version with a 7.85 inch display have been swirling since early summer.

iPod, Mac, iOS 6

“We’ve had a very busy summer for the Mac,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook during his keynote. “We launched Mountain Lion in July. Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of the best OS on the planet.”

Cook said 7 million Mountain Lion upgrades have been sold making it the fastest-selling version of OS X ever, and he called the Macbook Pro the “best Mac we’ve ever made.”

“Our notebooks now rank number one in the US in market share in the last three months,” said Cook. “We’re happy with how we’re doing with the Macintosh.”

Apple should be: Mac has a seen 15% year-over-year growth, versus 2% on the PC and it has captured 27% of the market share, outpacing the PC market for six years running.

A new iPod Nano was announced which has been “reinvented” with a larger screen. It is 5.4mm thick which is 38% thinner than the previous Nano, and sports a 2.5-inch multi-touch display.

Users can look at videos and pictures, and has an FM tuner with DVR functionality and a built-in fitness pedometer and it supports Bluetooth and the newly announced Lightning connector.

iPod Touch 5th generation was announced, and it’s 6.1mm thick, weighs 88 grams, comes in five colors, and has a 4-inch display. The battery gets up to 40 hours of music playback or 8 hours of video before running dry. It comes with a 5-megapixel iSight camera with an illuminated backside and a f/2.4, 5-element lens with the same sapphire crystal lens cover as iPhone 5. Like the phone, it supports a panorama feature.

It allows for 1080p video with image stabilization, a 720p camera for the FaceTime HD camera.

Tech blogs have been rumoring a new iPod Touch with built-in GPS and the ability to act as a game controller. Apple announced none of this today.

“It’s the world’s most popular music player… but a lot of people don’t realize that it’s also the world’s most popular videogame player as well,” said the firm regarding iPod Touch.

Inside, it sports a A5 dual core processor with 7x faster graphics than the older iPod touch models. A game called Clumsy Ninja was demoed running on the new Touch, and you can apparently tickle this uncoordinated ninja who is more or less an interactive toy. Clumsy Ninja will be available this holiday season.

4G wireless for the iPod Touch 5 will not be available – but it’s getting Siri if that’s any consolation.

Apple has sold over 350 million iPods which support over 175,000 games for 150 million players in Game Center.

Pricing for the 5th gen iPod Touch is 32GB for $299 or 64GB for $399. The 4th generation has been reduced to 16GB for $199 or 32GB for $249.

The new iPod nano is 16GB for $149, and the 2GB Shuffle is still $49. Nano and iPod Touch 5 will be available in October.

iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch all are getting iOS 6 on September 19. A new iTunes will roll out in October after the launch of iOS 6.

That’s all the news fit to print and The Foo Fighters closed the event out.

Big thanks to the awesome folks over at Engadget. Shots culled from the tech site are below as well.

Latest

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Live now – Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

72 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    Bet it’s called uPhone.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    New Phone U

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TMRNetShark

    iEverything… but a phone.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. FeaturePreacher

    Can’t wait to see if it has LTE so Samsung can sue the crap out of them and get an injunction on the product.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. someguy2

    @4 Not sure if serious….

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Trying to eat dinner. Anyone got a quick link to a pic of it?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Talkar

    “iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone”
    I remember when something along those lines were said about a previous Apple product.
    Either way, not really interested in this product, i think the new Windows phones look waaay more interesting. I don’t really get why a new iPhone gets preference to new Android and Windows phones on this site…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    Is it still connected to itunes?

    I would give a shit but despite it being pretty or shiny or whatever its ham-strung to fuck by awful software.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Kalain

    SO, it brings nothing new to the table then?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    I am more interested in a new iPod. I am still packing around my 2nd gen. :/ (I don’t like chaaaaaange).

    @8 They are showing the new iTunes now for Mac and iPad at any rate. It doesn’t look as slick, if that’s the word I would use and the crowd didn’t seem too impressed from what Engadget said.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. pukem0n

    @7

    define thinnest.

    the Motorola RAZR ist 0.5mm thinner, the Huawei Ascend P1 is even thinner.

    so apple is lying and you can even look at the facts yourself. again ^^

    edit: oh, forgot the Oppo Finder and ZTE Athena, both in the 6.xxmm range

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    My pre orders in, hopefully to be delivered ASAP! :)

    My iPhone 4 has been bashed to bits so an upgrade couldn’t have come at a better time!

    God, I hate the fact it’s so powerful but there’s no Official pad.. It could potentially kill Nintendo, Sony et all off if it had BUTTONS!!!

    I don’t want my fingers obscuring the amazing graphics….

    In before, go android comments…

    I’ve used my friends android phones, games are all over the shop… Apple is at least stable…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Talkar

    @11
    That is my point. They claimed the macbook air (i think) was the thinnest laptop ever.. Except, you know it wasn’t. So i wouldn’t be surprised if the same is the case with the new Iphone.

    @12
    Eh, the graphics are kinda bad on it you know? I mean it is fine for a phone, but compared to the handheld consoles such as the Vita? the Iphone falls behind. Not that its worse than other phones, i’m just saying it isn’t exactly amazing.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lahanas

    Im sorry but a new iPhone reveal has no business being the main post in the front page of a gaming website. It’s an insult to gamers. Please take it down Steph.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Hcw87

    I’ve never understood why people spend so much money on a freaking _PHONE_. Buy a Huawei instead.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    @14 I do what my boss tells me to do like everyone else.

    @ all – And on that note, the Foo Fighters are on stage and Engadget has the pics if you follow through the link in the post.

    Emails regarding games for the new phone and touch are coming through. If any sound interesting, we’ll tell you about them.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    @14 – Yeah. Mobile phones have nothing to do with videogames. And don’t be rude.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Lahanas

    I was not rude and I didnt say that mobile phones have nothing to do with games. But iPhone main post on the front page? Why? And your response just shows what we already know, you just love everything Apple, dont you Pat? REAL gaming has nothing to do with Apple, smartphones etc.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    Tell you what. Go and be a real gamer somewhere else and stop hassling my staff.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Kalain

    Can I ask.. When Google launched Android 4 or when MS launched WP 7 to the media, where were the reports on this site about those launches?

    Why has apple gotten the attention and not the others? Surely, you should be covering those launches as well.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Miguelitons

    I am also surprised to find the Apple keynote as the first news on this gaming site, quite shocking to me as a gamer, sorry to bother the staff.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. manamana

    @14 hahaha 150million gameraccounts in gamecenter alone but yeah, it has nothing to do with videogames. Man, you are so 2005!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Talkar

    @21
    It generates traffic…

    #23 2 years ago
  24. zinc

    @20, Because Apple pony up the money for the Foo’s. Did the others? No. Nyah nah :-P

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Talkar

    @24
    Nah, they only made an effort to further the mobile scene :P

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    Do you seriously think that the biggest story in games this evening isn’t iPhone 5?

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Miguelitons

    @23 Yes, seems like it’s for traffic reasons … who can blame them … they were young … and needed the money … :-D

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lloytron

    It’s smaller, thinner, and still terrible for photography. Yay :/

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Patrick Garratt

    To be fair, traffic’s really high.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Miguelitons

    EA said the iPhone5 will have full console quality graphics … we believe them, no?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    *buys gold yacht*

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Talkar

    @26
    It is really subjective if this is the biggest gaming related news tonight. It comes down to what a person is interested in. Personally i couldn’t care less, but that is mostly because i hate developing for the Iphone since the platform is so damned closed. Others might find it really interesting. But i’m guessing that what you mean with your question is if this piece of news isn’t what the majority would consider the biggest news of the evening, i reckon it might very well be ;)

    @29
    Hah nice ^^

    @30
    The NES is a console ;)

    #32 2 years ago
  33. manamana

    @30 check out the trailer for RR3 ….

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Christopher Jack

    I hate Apple just as much as half of the guys here but I think it’s time to accept that the iPhone, Android & to a lesser extent Windows Phone are becoming more & more like gaming machines- all they need is an officially backed gamepad & they could do some serious damage do the portable console scene.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. manamana

    ^ CJ they couldn’t – they already do!

    #35 2 years ago
  36. GrimRita

    With the UK trailing the modern world with 4G, anyone buying this will miss out once 4G rolls out fully next year. Although 4G is coming a bit earlier to certain cities, a Sept 21st release date will see many ‘upgrade’ to this on the old 3G.

    Suckers!

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Strange Sultan

    @30 Totally XD

    @34 (phone games vs console games) is like (Cats vs Tigers). the PC games being the Lion :D

    #37 2 years ago
  38. AJacks92

    I kinda sorta agree with Lahanas. I mean no disrespect. This is a gaming news site. This is VG247. Not Engadget. And if you want it to be more like Engadget, then it’s only fair if you bring up the iPhone as well as all the other smartphones. The new Razr HD family just got announced btw.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. manamana

    Razr shurely has a huge impact on the videogames front …

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Lloytron

    In the interest of balance; http://www.zdnet.com/seven-reasons-to-buy-the-nokia-lumia-920-7000003950/

    #40 2 years ago
  41. manamana

    ^ all seven reasons approved. So is the lame app store.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @Pat, you’ll criticise one guy for being rude to your staff on one single occassion, yet you won’t ban a single individual who harasses both the staff *and* members to a Shatner level of assholery on an almost daily basic?

    @20 Because gaming on Android devices is a joke.

    And this is coming from an Android supporter.

    @Everyone else. If you still think iDevices aren’t relevant to gaming, you’re living the dark ages.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Christopher Jack

    @42, Tried emulators? I know, I know, kinda juggling the ethical ball here.

    I also do find it a little unfair how the iPhone gets so much attention but other flagship phones that also aren’t aimed at gamers get no coverage such as the Samsung Galaxy line or Nokia Lumia line, but this isn’t the site for non-gaming tech news so I kinda get why.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    I have to say 42(Mike) + 1.

    I also have a Andriod Phone. Next time iGetaPhone it will prolly be an iproduct. Not very happy with the one I currently have. It was/is my first smart phone. I just went with price(Samsung Galaxy), but now that I know I am looking for in a phone. I think I will go Apple next time.

    Oh and:

    “Everyone else. If you still think iDevices aren’t relevant to gaming, you’re living the dark ages.”

    Thank you. Really. Obviously Pat get gets it too, there is so much more to gaming today then dedicated, under the TV, boxes.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Christopher Jack

    @44, Outta curiosity, what is it you’re not happy about with your SGS? Most common criticism I see about Android is the tinkering but I personally see that as a good thing.

    My only problem with the original SGS was when it fell out of my jacket pocket & landed on a corner of the cement which smashed the screen. Saddening after the half the dozen times it hit the tiles at the gym & survived with minimal scratching. My older sister’s iPhone 4 was smashed while landing on some thin carpet & she even managed to crack her 4S when it landed a couple feet onto a wooden table.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. monkeygourmet

    @44

    Not as much you can do unless you jailbreak, but my god do the apps and games run smoothly.

    Never had but a hiccup from my iPhone 4, great device.

    If people could look beyond ‘apple’ they could see one of the best smart phone / media devices yet created.

    I like Andriod, but because it’s not unified, apps and gaming can be a mess…

    I bought my parents a cheap ish Andriod tablet, to give them the experience I had on my iPad…

    Big mistake, half the apps were buggy as hell, made tablet gaming and usage look far more complicated than it should be to them.

    I’m sticking with apple for the time being.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. fearmonkey

    @Talkar – “Eh, the graphics are kinda bad on it you know? I mean it is fine for a phone, but compared to the handheld consoles such as the Vita? the Iphone falls behind. Not that its worse than other phones, i’m just saying it isn’t exactly amazing.”

    The vita is a five inch screen at 960×544 pixels 220ppi, the Iphone 5 is 4 inches at 1136×640 326ppi. The Vita has a SGX543MP4+ Quad core GPU, same as the IPAD3. The Iphone 5 has a GPU we dont have the specs for yet and its a new SOC, the A6, so games on it will look amazing if they take advantage of it, and could be better than the Vita.

    Like Monkeygourmet said though….Sadly no controls… :(

    #47 2 years ago
  48. OlderGamer

    Wait till they come out with an iPhone or iTablet that plugs into your TV(full HD) and picks up a 2.4ghz wireless controler. Because I figure that day is coming. That is why I think Steams BigPicture is such a big step forward. I figure they are thinking down the road(not with iProducts of course, but you get the idea) The console of the future could easily be a mobile device instead of a 5lb box.

    Anyways, why I don’t like the Phone I have is, the thing itself is unstable. It shutsdowns on its own from time to time. The card inside slides around and it thinks it is out. I have to remove it and reseat it in there. The layout is fine, and all of that jazz. And what would I know? I have only had the one phone, but when I see friends iPhones, they look aweful nice. Plus I haven’t had heard any problems from them about their phones. My wife and I both have the same type of phones, and we both have problems from time to time.

    Oh, and I don’t hate Apple, lol. Don’t hate android either, just think I can get more options and easier use with Apples products. Time will tell I guess.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. monkeygourmet

    @47

    It’s weird isn’t it…

    If apple release controls, it kinda bypasses their huge touchscreen marketing…

    Yet, if they made an official apple control cradle with 2 analog sticks to go along with the iPhone 5, they could potentially wipeout 3ds and vita over night and attract games like monter hunter etc… To conquer overseas…

    I guess the feel they don’t even need to bother and occupy a different space.

    It just pisses me off how many games would be triple AAA on iOS if they had proper controls…

    #49 2 years ago
  50. monkeygourmet

    @48

    Been thinking this for a long time too.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Kalain

    @42

    I’m sorry, but that’s rubbish. All the games that interested me are on android as well as ios and, to me at least, look better and play better on Android.

    If you’re just going on who develops for what platform, then apple does have more, but when you market your phone to hell and back and say it’s the next best thing then people will go to that. I’ve played the Epic games, infinity blade or whatever it’s called, and it was utter rubbish. In fact,

    But for me, my SGS3 beats the iFruityDevices anyday in games, applications and overall usability..

    #51 2 years ago
  52. fearmonkey

    @48 – Right on Steam’s big picture, I love the new interface, it makes gaming on a projector much more fun.

    @49 – Yeah, I so wish Apple would release a official controller, but its not looking good. And while were at it, Id like that little red LED that blackberrries have for notification.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Cort

    @42 +1.

    Asshats and trolls are ignored on a daily basis on this site. Then someone has a minor anti-Apple rant and it’s comment war from the boss….

    This is the reason I turned from a daily visitor and ten-times-a-day commenter to one who visits once every few weeks and comments once every few months.

    Get your house in order Pat.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Telepathic.Geometry

    Jesus, where is all this shit coming from. Do people hate Apple this much that just posting a new hardware announcement results in this much bitching and whining? If you’re not interested in it, don’t click. If you don’t click, it’s traffic will be bad and it will disappear fast. Vote with your mouse.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Ireland Michael

    @51 No, it’s not rubbish. Your personal tastes aren’t those of all consumers, and the numbers are there – they simply don’t sell on Android. Stuff in general doesn’t sell well on Android full stop, because it’s a haven for piracy.

    “But for me, my SGS3 beats the iFruityDevices anyday in games, applications and overall usability..”

    I own an SGS3 myself, but there isn’t a single game on the device that doesn’t run just as well (or better) on any iPhone released in the last three years, and absolutely nothing exclusive. The limited number of iDevices devices also makes it far less of a headache for developers, making updates and improvements easier and more frequent.

    Again, your one phone is not the average consumer. There is so much fragmentation in the Android format, that it’s almost impossible to remain consistent. This (along with the rampant piracy) is why things sell a hundred, a thousand times more on iDevices.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. BraveLilCrumpet

    Okay, before I start I’m going to say I’m going to add my opinion into this whole “this news should not be on a gaming website” debate thingy just so you know what you’re letting yourself in for before you start reading.

    I’m not going to say “this should not be on here” because that’s not my job and I’m sure you don’t want to hear it, I will say however reporting on Apples earnings, the Mac and on the new iPods does feel somewhat misplaced on here.
    It comes across that now (and other times) that Apple as a brand is being reported on and not on the gaming aspect of the device(s). To an extent it does come across as slight favoritism.

    I can understand reporting the hardware side, and whether some people like it or not the iPhone changed the handheld gaming landscape and will continue to do so, so I feel it is important to report on.
    As journalists you have to keep up with these things but I don’t see what the iPod nano has to do with gaming.

    Personally I’d like to see more focused and varied mobile gaming news on here. I can’t remember seeing Google on the front page when they announced Jellybean or when HTC and Samsung announced their 2012 models, hence my slight favouritism remake – but again I could be wrong here.

    It must be difficult for you guys to report on these things as it’s kind of new ground and I’m sure you kind of knew what kind of comments you were going to get tonight :p

    I’ve finished now and I’m well aware I may get flamed by the virgin fanboys but to be frank I don’t care because now I’m going to bed.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Ireland Michael

    @56 Because those devices added absolutely nothing to the gaming scene.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. zinc

    Angry birds, one of the biggest new gaming franchise’s, made it’s name on what device?

    Mobile gaming is worth millions and Apple is mobile gaming.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Erthazus

    @58, it was not only on iOS devices, besides it was just a one dollar game.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Ireland Michael

    @58 So?

    And it started on iDevices. That was his point.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. absolutezero

    When something like Halo comes out or a CoD or a Resident Evil 4 and its influences are felt through out the gaming industry at large then I would say those have added to the video game scene.

    For the life of me I can’t remember the last time I sat down and thought to myself “Well this is obviously heavily influenced by Temple Run.

    Yeah yeah money money money.

    Mobile games add very little to anything other than other mobile games. I wish it was different, I wish full titles had an effect of mobile games and made them slightly more substantial and less throw away dispoable rubbish. I wish there was some degree of quality control, I wish the audience had some sort of self control to not buy utter drivel because its 69p.

    Also as an old owner of a 3G original model I enjoyed my time with it, even though itunes crashed constantly, consistantly forgot it had music on it at all, shut itself down without warning now and then and loved to close Safari randomly. I would more than likely have an 4S right now if it was’nt for iTunes.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. stretch215

    I agree that the iPhone is (generally) a smoother gaming experience but… I’d still rather have my Android. My phone is for work, not play. Do you guys really game on your phone that much? There are much better devices for mobile gaming if that’s your thing.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Ireland Michael

    @62 I’ll take an Android phone over an iPhone for general use anyway. But the quality of gaming is light years ahead on the latter.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. monkeygourmet

    @61

    Tetris on game boy? That shook up the gaming world too…

    If anything, iOS made Nintendo et all realise they couldn’t charge £29.99 for zoo keeper, picross type games any more.

    Pretty big change for gaming really.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. manamana

    http://i.imgur.com/Hs1vx.jpg

    #65 2 years ago
  66. xxJPRACERxx

    Hey staff, you should create a site for 99 cents shit-gaming and leave this site for “real” games.

    It’s like if I was reading Sport Rider magazine and there’s was a review of a tricycle after the one of the latest GSX-R.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. manamana

    ^ cool story, real bro.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Da Man

    Have iTunes and Android been mentioned already?

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Christopher Jack

    @68, Ya cuz iTrash sux & Androidz da best!!!1!!1!!

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Da Man

    ^Funnily enough, most of those posts can be summed up as that, essentially.
    —–
    The new display is unnecessary, iPhone was the last high end smartphone with a convenient screen. Now it ‘s borderline just as ugly as all those Titans and Galaxies. If I wanted a big display, I’d use iPad.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. manamana

    … says the chief of all chiefs. What’s a convenient screen? Made just to please thy master?

    #71 2 years ago
  72. Da Man

    Yep.

    It looked nice up until this point. And it fit into a small pocket. And I wear tight pants with small pockets.

    Simple as that.

    #72 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]