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Guild Wars 2 has sold more than two million units

Thursday, 13 September 2012 14:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Guild Wars 2 has sold more than two million units, NCsoft has announced.

Despite halting first-party sales and restocking retail stores temporarily, Guild Wars 2 surpassed the two million sales milestone shortly after turning sales back on.

Peak concurrency regularly exceeds 400,000 players, said the firm.

“Reactions from around the world justified the time and care we put into developing Guild Wars 2 and making it into the game it is today”, said Mike O’Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet.

“And this is only the beginning. We’re continually fine-tuning the game to deliver the polished experience that our players expect, and we’re already working on new adventures and experiences to introduce into this truly dynamic online world.”

Guild Wars 2 launched just over two weeks ago.

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39 Comments

  1. GwynbleiddiuM

    So, it only sold 2 millions and that was a wise choice to hold off the digital sales since the release day? On top of that people went berserk on Blizzard for Diablo 3 – which at least sold 3 times more than this – for having launch issues. Good to know…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    Yeah, that raises a bunch of questions.

    - How can it only be 2 million? Everybody’s playing it!

    - How can you sell less copies than you produced, and still not have enough servers?

    It does put the launch issues in perspective though. They’re pretty much toe to toe with SWTOR when it comes to the numbers, but it seems EA were just better equipped.

    Can we please put the myth of ArenaNet the infallible to bed now? I’m guessing the answer is still no… I’m sure there’s another wonderous explanation for this.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    Oh Im sorry I guess I missed the memo stating Diablo 3 was an MMO.

    Thats why people were pissed because it was entirely avoidable from the get go.

    This is an MMO launch its a little bit trickier, its gone pretty smooth to be honest, from my experience AN has been pretty speedy with the fixes and they seem to be coming at a constant rate. Theres still some pretty major issues with the party system being broken thanks to players within parties being thrown into the main server and the overflow. Thats a huge pain in the tits when trying to get into a dungeon.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    guild wars 2 is going to sell more than 2 million I would say aleast 5 million or 7 million.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. GrimRita

    @2 to be fair, SWTOR only shifted 1 mllion units, suffered long Qs and just added extra servers, which only made matters worse when the player base left in huge numbers.

    Since GW2 launch, its suffered hardly any down time for updates(around 2 minutes max for client reboot) against SWTOR major fuck ups on patch days, with 1/2 day+ down time for updates every week(sometimes twice).

    The great news is that everything is ticking along nicely – APART from the huge Qs for WvW. They really need to address this asap. 3 hours last night I was waiting and gave up.

    Arena still have a lot to do but I guess if you dont have a subscription fee as income and only going from boxed sales, they need to get that revenue flowing(IAPs)so they can invest in extra capacity.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Talkar

    @5
    To be even more fair. SWTOR sold well over 2 million units, didn’t suffer long Q’s, they were what? 30 minutes? Maybe 60 at peak? They frequently updated the game, and didn’t stop selling it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. roadkill

    @1 Actually that was a wise choice. It shows again that Anet cares about customer experience. Blizzard does not.

    edit: @6 So a 30 minute queue is short? No! Newsflash! There should be no queues!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    @7, How does Blizzard not care about it’s customers? It’s hardly like they sold the game, had some troubles and said “too bad guys, we can’t be bothered to fix it.”

    This whole regular attack on Blizzard is so ridiculous and done by the same people over and over. They care and treat their customers just the same as any other. Sell the game, fix it when it’s broken, allow people to continue playing it.

    That’s what Blizzard did, that’s what EA did and that’s what Anet did when GW2 went down for half a day on the first day.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Talkar

    @7
    It is extremely short compared to the queues WoW had when it launched. I didn’t get in for i think 3 or 4 days!

    @8
    It is popular to hate on Blizzard right now, and disregard all the good things they are doing ;)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    @5 Right, and I’m not saying that it was a terrible start, just that the messianic perception of ArenaNet should be well and truly busted at this point.

    They’re performing as well as you could possibly expect, no argument, but I do run into things here and there where I’m thinking “So this is where a monetized beta test bites you in the ass”.

    My b on the SWTOR numbers, I was thinking about how EA said that they had 700k users, but that was 700k users total, not concurrent. Brainfart.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. absolutezero

    Oh look my opinions and feeling towards the direction a major developer with an amazing history is taking has been pigeon-holed the fuck away to be ignored!

    Thanks guys! Next you’ll be getting upset about people mocking Bioware.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @11 For what it’s worth, I think you’re spot on.

    No one’s responsible for Blizzard being top of the hater ladder, but Blizzard themselves. Diablo III was failure by design, no matter how huge a commercial succes it may have been. Simple as.

    But then it ultimately also boggles the mind why Blizzard is always being brought up with regards to Guild Wars 2. Their failures don’t make ArenaNets any less, ditto their succeses.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. viralshag

    @12, I’m not saying people can’t be disappointed with Blizzard and as you said, they have themselves to blame for why they get flack. But that was due to a business decision. Not because they “don’t care about their customers.”

    And that’s what I have a problem with. How can you justify Anet care more than Blizzard or EA? All the games had launch issues, all the games had those issues resolved, everyone could go on to play the games.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. GwynbleiddiuM

    @3 D3 also runs on servers, an always online experience, and compared to most MMOs Guild Wasr 2 is not that much ‘massively”. Server structure is important for any online game be it massive or not, it handles hundreds of thousands simultaneous authentication requests.

    @4 no doubt, but we’re talking about the important first two weeks since launch.

    @12 true that. All I’m saying is people react differently if Blizzard screws things up than someone like ArenaNet. :P

    #14 3 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    Define not that much “massively” because in GW2 im constantly surrounded by other people. Lots and lots of other people.

    In Diablo 3 I am surrounded by no one. So that constant connection was well worth the trouble it caused everyone. Then theres the lack of avoidence of patches which change the core of the single player game in order to create a more favourable market for the Real Money Auction House. Increasing Armour Repair costs, lessening Gold drops, lessening the effect of Magic Find, lessening the drop rate of crafting materials etc.

    Thanks Bliz you totally have my back, now about how huge the changes are meant to be in the three different full price versions of Starcraft 2.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DSB

    @13 Well, discussing whether they care or not is pretty pointless.

    Both ArenaNet and Blizzard have no fucking clue who any of their players are, they don’t care what any individual has to say, they both count their customers in the hundreds of thousands, they both listen to responses through either focus groups, internal testers or google alerts.

    It’s extremely naive to ever doubt that. I really don’t see the point. We play games because we enjoy them, we don’t play them because we need a pseudo-mother or pseudo-father watching over us, who cares.

    Fanboys can masturbate thinking about it, but then they obviously need that on some level.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    A Guild Wards 2 thread without the Wulf comment of any kind, man iam worried now for his health being.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Talkar

    @15
    Just look up any HotS stream and you’ll see them already.
    http://www.teamliquid.net/video/streams/

    #18 3 years ago
  19. absolutezero

    Its like a whole new game.

    oh.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @15

    Full price?

    THe expansions will be less than Starcraft 2:WoL. Hyperbole much? Closed beta for MP has just started and we have little to no info about the single player component. But hey if you want to whine about games not released just because its Blizzard that’s your business.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. absolutezero

    Indeed it is.

    Would you kindly.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. TheWulf

    Hrmn.

    I see some conflicting messages above. But how can they not care about their customers if they suspend sales (thus hurting themselves) in order to fix the launch issues? Most of which were minor, anyway, and the biggest ones were created by putting a security system in to protect people from their own stupidity (clicking phishing emails and such).

    Really, the bullshit is strong with this thread. So, a couple of days of bad logins is equal to the weeks upon weeks of being completely unable to login that WoW and Diablo III had? And I don’t recall anyone ever saying that SW:TOR had a bad launch. In fact, it had a pretty good one. The most common complaint levelled at that game was that it was fairly dull because it was a straight-up WoW clone (which Bioware themselves admitted to, publically).

    The launch of SW:TOR was pretty impressive, and I’d say that Guild Wars 2 has actually been on par with it, and way better than most MMORPG launches. I only encountered a couple of times since the 25th where I couldn’t login. And I discovered that one of those days was due to the DNS servers I was using (which I’ve now rectified by using OpenDNS instead of Google’s own).

    (And unlike some people who magically have knowledge of everyone else in the world, I can only talk about my own experiences. I’m not so much of a fan of bullshit, myself. I leave that to certain other bullshitmongers.)

    Really, the bullshit is strong with this thread.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    Now iam relief :), he is ok.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. TheWulf

    @17

    You mean… having a life that doesn’t revolve around haunting news threads? Imagine that.

    @23

    Yes. Unlike you guys, I apparently have more to do with my time. :P

    #24 3 years ago
  25. absolutezero

    Speaking of bullshit.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. viralshag

    Weeks and weeks of being unable to log in to D3?

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Talkar

    @19
    It is basically yeah. The all three stages of a game has completely changed, some more than others of course. The early game is the one that sees the least of change. Protoss is now more capable of defending against early aggression without having to rely on static defenses. But that is about it. Now the mid game and the late game has changed significantly! Zerg can now completely demolish a bioball due to the vipers blinding cloud ability. Colossi are now useless against zerg since the viper can pull it into a swarm of roaches or zerglings and completely obliterate it! Further more, the swarm host is capable of constantly pressuring a expansion, while remaining invisible due to it being burrowed, you can also use it to support your main army with free firepower that gives really good DPS! Then of course there are also the existing units which has been changed quite a lot. For example the Hydralisk can now be upgraded to speedlisks. This opens up for waaay more possibilties than you might think. First off, the obvious one is that it is now more viable to go for mass hydras since they have an already crazy high DPS, and now they are able to move so fast that you don’t give your opponent that much time to reinforce, and your own reinforcements can arrive much much sooner. You can also utilize them as a harrassment unit, to quickly get into an undefended base, kill every worker there in a matter of seconds and then leave.
    I haven’t even finished talking about the Zerg army, and i’ve not even begun talking about the other two races, or how the maps have changed.
    So tell me, how is HotS the same as WoL?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    So what from all of that could not just have been a patch?

    Im sure there are pretty substantial differences to the multiplayer sides of things but from everything that I have seen and heard I still fail to see the reasoning behind why the inital games was split into three.

    The follow ups have’nt really arrived within a short space of time like an episodic game and the single player portion of the Terran campaign was not all that long and unique.

    It was however a stupid jokey comment in origin that was taken completely out of context and overblown. Hyperbole indeed!

    #28 3 years ago
  29. viralshag

    I remember when expansions were considered the norm…

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    “Im sure there are pretty substantial differences to the multiplayer sides of things but from everything that I have seen and heard I still fail to see the reasoning behind why the inital games was split into three.”

    Multiple story campaigns. All the expansions will be 40$ and have as much content as the original release compared to 60$ for the original.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    ArenaNet suspending sales was a good call, and it obviously took a lot of guts. But it’s delusional to think that it was because they wanted everybody to be snug as a bug in a rug.

    The reality is that if they had to do that, then it’s pretty obvious that the game would’ve crashed if they didn’t. At the very least, you’re talking about some major lag, more problems logging in, all of which would result in an intolerable situation every time it had to be brought down for a patch. That’s exactly the situation you had with Diablo III.

    A business still exists to make money. Sometimes it’s better to forego short term gains in order to secure the long term. It was a smart and a right decision, they cut their toes to save their feet, but it was ultimately for the good of the product, and the business.

    I’m guessing they’re already burning through servers due to the load, with the way things are going. My server is having some pretty nasty lag, even outside of peak hours.

    @26 TheWulf never actually plays the games he critisizes. He also did a 15 man raid in WoW. Those don’t exist, but TheWulf did it!

    #31 3 years ago
  32. viralshag

    @31, no no no, that just won’t do. That makes far too much sense. More fanatical rambling next time. Don’t come back until you sort that shit out.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Talkar

    @28
    They couldn’t just be in a patch, because if you made such huge changes in patches then the players would have to adapt to new builds and strategies, which takes days, weeks, and if you’re really thorough, or slow months. It would seriously hinder the Esports scene too, which is basically what SC2 exists for.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. TheWulf

    Just going to leave this here.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/ztldu/can_we_take_a_minute_and_appreciate_the_amount_of/

    And that’s with the game only having been out for two weeks.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. ManuOtaku

    #24 The wulf i was really concern, i know you like that game, and defend it every time you can, is like me or OG do not defend nintendo on a thread, something must had happened to us, thats all, i know you got a life, but really i was really concern, nice to know you are ok.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. absolutezero

    gb2Reddit.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. viralshag

    “I’ve been playing this game since headstart and haven’t noticed any down time.”

    He must of missed that Saturday when it was down for half the day… Lies, misinformation and all that jazz.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. DSB

    There is very little downtime, that’s true. But I haven’t really seen any criticism of that anywhere, since the first day.

    The AH was down for something like 14 days, guilds were broken for a few days, and people are still dealing with overflow. It’s all about those nuances you lose when you up and decide that a developer is somehow your God.

    Based on my own personal experience, yesterday Blacktide was lagging out for a good time before finally going down. It went back up quickly enough, without the lag, so I have no complaints.

    Overall it’s been very good, but arguably short of perfection.

    http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2012/08/25/seven-hours-of-guild-wars-2-heaven/

    http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2012/08/27/guild-wars-2s-half-successful-launch/

    #38 3 years ago
  39. magnumfinger

    With all the exploit going around, this game will fall before we hit the holidays…

    Then, people will start to yearn for another MMO — probably that’s where Bethesda and Blizzard will pop up and say ‘hi’ again.

    #39 3 years ago

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    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    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 TeamFortress.tv, 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 palmbeachgames.com. 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. Videogamer.com 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 […]