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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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  18. Talkar

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

    #18 2 years ago
  19. absolutezero

    Its like a whole new game.

    oh.

    #19 2 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 2 years ago
  21. absolutezero

    Indeed it is.

    Would you kindly.

    #21 2 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 2 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    Now iam relief :), he is ok.

    #23 2 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 2 years ago
  25. absolutezero

    Speaking of bullshit.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. viralshag

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

    #26 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  29. viralshag

    I remember when expansions were considered the norm…

    #29 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  36. absolutezero

    gb2Reddit.

    #36 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

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    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

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

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

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

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

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

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

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

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

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

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

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

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

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

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

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

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

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

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

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

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

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

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

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

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

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

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

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

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

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

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

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

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

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

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

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

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

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

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

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

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

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