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British tabloid slams Wii U: ‘it will be out-dated within a year’

Monday, 17 September 2012 14:29 GMT By Dave Cook

British tabloid The Sun has expressed concern over the quality of Nintendo’s Wii U console in a new article that lists five reasons why you shouldn’t buy one.

MCV made the discovery, highlighting The Sun article’s negative approach to Wii U.

The piece, “Will you be picking up a Wii U? Here’s five reasons not to” flags up several issues with Wii U, including the impending release of PS4 and Xbox 720 causing Nintendo’s console to become outmoded, the PS Vita being a better version of the Wii U gamepad and the belief that the Wii U is ‘dramatically over-priced’.

What do you think of The Sun’s appraisal of Wii U? Fair, or jumping the gun? Let us know below.

Thanks again MCV.

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34 Comments

  1. Hunam

    I can list more than 5 reason why to not buy the Sun.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Eskander

    It’s sensational, and a tabloid. Just because something is the latest thing since sliced bread doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy it.

    I don’t agree with the prices (i think they should be 50 bucks less) but that shouldn’t stop people from buying it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    I just think it gives a stark message to a big audience. The Sun has a big readership and to slam something so strongly within its pages will likely influence a lot of opinions. Seems unfair to me.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ercarret

    @1: Ba-dum-tisch! :D

    Yeah, it’s definitely too early. Reviewing any product several months before its out always is. Saying that the new Sony/Microsoft unannounced consoles will fuck things up for Nintendo, when we know absolutely nothing solid about them, may be a good guess but hardly anything more than that. It seemed like a really weird article.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Fin

    The outdated bit is certainly true, the rest are grasping at straws.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Beta

    Ah the bastion of British Journalism.

    Well they don’t seem to have an agenda at all do they? As the MCV story says they also heavily criticised the 3DS. This is a moot point though because anyone who gets their gaming news from the Sun is.. well it goes without saying.

    Also the Wii was basically outdated on the day of it’s release, yet look how well that did :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    The opinion piece after the article mentioned that a new Zelda is one its way. That’s news to me.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Kabby

    In whose interest is it for ‘The Sun’ to bash the WiiU?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Lord Gremlin

    This is very true that it will be outdated, yes, but the question is – what of games? So far I see that Ninja Gaiden 3 with dismemberment and Bayonetta 2 are only on Wii U. Reason enough to get it. Sure, a year later it may not be your choice for multiplatform, but gamers always have several platforms.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DGOJG

    @3 Dave you are spot on there. The mass readership of the ‘Sun’ make up the largest group of people who purchaced Wii first and foremost when it was first released. Throwing harsh critsisim, regardless of it mostly being exaggerations and outright lies (as if the readers will notice), will no doubt persuade the averege reader of the tabloid into believing it and it will seriously affect initial sales and hype from the general audiences.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    Outdated thing is certainly true. It may severely impact the casual market ninty wants to capture again.
    @Dave,
    Whats wrong with the article? He didnt like it, he said it. And many points are valid too.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Froseidon

    The sun you say? One of the worst news papers in the UK. The ones that once had a headliner “Super Electric Ants Invade UK”. Okay. They really do not know what to write about, haha. There are so many more stories that would benefit them as a business but no, they go and waste money and bash the Wii U. Ahh well, they always were stupid.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @12 Yeah they’re dreadful, but their millions of readers must be buying it for a reason, and that’s why biased stories like that can be dangerous.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    @11
    “Outdated thing is certainly true. It may severely impact the casual market ninty wants to capture again.”

    That’s exactly the market it won’t impact.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. MadFlavour

    The sun is a newspaper by morons for morons.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. gomersoul

    The sun just said what we’re all really thinking. the wii u doesn’t look very good at all. The wii was a flash in the pan for a company punching well above it’s weight. They can’t hope to contend with sony or microsoft, no matter how many wii’s they sold… If nintendo’s exclusive games went multiplat they would be well out of the console market. please feel free to slag me off for this comment as i know most people here seem to be in love with this gimmick of a console. But somebody needed to say what the majority will think.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. CyberMarco

    @15 maybe the majority of the consumers are morons!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Beta

    @15 Praying for the day that they go the way of The News of the World.

    One more thing, this: http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/poll-suggests-sun-least-trusted-newspaper

    And this: http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/staggers/2012/09/sun-apologises-hillsborough-it-wont-be-forgiven

    Not really going to believe anything this trash writes after that.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. stretch215

    I’m not really familiar with the Sun, (and I agree with the tech being “outdated” for a new system)but this seems kind of harsh. The wiiU will sell like hotcakes anyway (especially if they can continue to secure 3rd party support/exclusives). Don’t forget http://www.vg247.com/2012/09/15/wii-u-deluxe-pre-order-allotment-already-met-across-gamestop-stores-report/

    #19 2 years ago
  20. zinc

    A couple of years ago Murdoch bought a small games company that specialize’s in social games for Facebook and the like.

    Now their bashing the 3DS & the WiiU…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    “In whose interest is it for ‘The Sun’ to bash the WiiU?”

    I would say their own. I think the very idea that the sun is slandering the system gives the system criedence. They are doing the samething to 3DS. They take highly visible and likly sucessful product, and then run it into the ground. It gets people talking. Would we be talking about the Sun today otherwise?

    Nintendo is a household name. Even if people don’t play games, they likly know about the company. So to those people, they are selling the idea that the biggest name in gaming is about to crash and burn. They create their own story. the story isn’t about WiiU. that is just the backdrop.

    “Major worldwide industry leader: failure immenent!!”

    It is what tabloids do.

    So answer your question Kabby, they aim to service themself. And I would say it worked. Fox news does the same type of crap here in the states. Unfortuantly some people just can’t see past the sensationalist headlines.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. dreamcastnews

    16, what are you on about? Nintendo haven’t been in competition with Sony or Microsoft since the Gamecube… Remember that? The third place console that almost dragged them under…?

    The Wii wasn’t in competition with anything, it went about it’s own cycle looking for a different audience with a different gaming experience, much how the Wii U continues this trend; It isn’t a competitor of 720/Durango/PS4/Orbis, whatever they’re called.

    ‘The sun just said what we’re all really thinking. the wii u doesn’t look very good at all’ – I think you’re missing ‘in my opinion’ there.

    ‘The wii was a flash in the pan’ – not for sales it wasn’t.

    ‘please feel free to slag me off for this comment as i know most people here seem to be in love with this gimmick of a console. But somebody needed to say what the majority will think.’

    – most people in love with the console or speaking for the majority? That makes no sense… Either they love it or they don’t! And I’m sure the articulated ‘Wii U lovers’ here won’t slag you off for not liking the machine – that’s your opinion and choice (see what I did there)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. NeoSquall

    “The piece, “Will you be picking up a Wii U? Here’s five reasons not to” flags up several issues with Wii U, including the impending release of PS4 and Xbox 720 causing Nintendo’s console to become outmoded, the PS Vita being a better version of the Wii U gamepad and the belief that the Wii U is ‘dramatically over-priced’.”

    - Impending outdated tech: true.
    - PS Vita being better than Wii U gamepad: true.
    - Wii U overpriced: true.

    What is wrong then?

    @22 “The Wii wasn’t in competition with anything, it went about it’s own cycle looking for a different audience with a different gaming experience”

    Bollocks. Every console in the market competes with others, either intentionally or unintentionally.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TheBlackHole

    “to slam something so strongly within its pages will likely influence a lot of opinions. Seems unfair to me.”

    @3 Welcome to journalism.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. dreamcastnews

    22, you seriously think the Wii was in competition with the 360 and PS3? I think you need Specsavers, son.

    Put this way – if the Wii was released with a standard gamepad like PS3 and 360 would it succeed? No.

    It was a success because of the Wii Remote that was new and anyone could use it, the console went after families as it’s primary base – NOT the Call of Duty / Gear of War / Gran Turismo ‘serious gamers’ so how on earth do you figure it was in direct competition, the only competition was the dollar bill, not the audience.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. TheBlackHole

    @25

    Well, WiiU is in trouble then, because the PSVita and MSFT’s new tablet software will allow them to do the same as the WiiU controller with far more power.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. dreamcastnews

    Wasn’t that the same with PS3 with Move and Xbox with Kinect blah blah?

    I seem to remember the same argument when those launched too… And you’ll get my same answer, they aren’t primary out of the box inputs; Move was an add on and Kinect also is an add on. All on Nintendo’s games support the tablet in some form because by the very essence of the thing, they have to!

    On a side note, I’ve never encountered a forum with so much negativity against Nintendo, lighten up, guys; Just own them all that’s what I do, so PS3 has a game I want to play? No problem – I have one, oh, 360 has a certain game I fancy – no worries I have that too. All the machines are decent – I figure we can all agree on that.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. NeoSquall

    @25 The only way the Wii couldn’t be considered a competitor to PS3 and 360 is if you consider the former a TOY.

    The Wii is not a toy, it’s a videogame console and as such it falls in the same historical generation of PS3 and 360, regardless of what kind of games you think it delivered (it’s not true that there are no serious games or gamers on the Wii, you just have to look away from most of the Nintendo developed/published IPs like MARIO MARIO MARIO or ZELDA ZELDA ZELDA, I’m talking about games like Epic Mickey, The last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles).

    For the same reasons the Wii U falls in line with the next consoles from Sony and Nintendo and there’s no doubt these two will be more powerful than their predecessors and the Wii U.
    Only a blindly fanatic Nintendo fanboy wouldn’t acknowledge this.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. dreamcastnews

    -28, If you look over my post again, I didn’t even mention the Wii not having serious games, I said it isn’t marketed for players of those games.

    The Wii is a game console yes, but also one with an audience FAR greater than that of 360 and PS3 hence why even stores like John Lewis dedicated shelf space and POS to Nintendo – a move they hadn’t done for Microsoft or Sony.

    The Wii was a successor to the Gamecube as we all are aware but not powerful enough to compete with PS3 or 360 so yes, it’s a 7th gen machine, no; it’s not a direct competitor of the above. If that’s the case then I’ll buy a PS2 and claim it’s still competing with the PS3 – it isn’t.

    The console war isn’t a straight forward as you make out, in a minute the Ouya launches too what is that competing with 7th gen? 8th?

    Don’t forget, Nintendo did indeed market Wii as both a games console and a toy, much how the NES with ROB was a ‘toy’ in fact, all games consoles are toys – a means of escapism fuelling our imaginations just like toys.

    The last sentence indeed I assume could no way be directed at me… I own it all man, I mean ALL of it..

    #29 2 years ago
  30. _LarZen_

    Lets just face it, the world is a place with so many morons. People that write for The Sun, the readers that believes everything they read.

    Even in this tiny comment section you can see “them”, they lack the intellectual capacity that normal people have.

    No point in using any calories on people like that. Years of education did not help so trying to explain is basically pointless.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. zinc

    ^ I’m seeing one of “them” right now :-/

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Wesker_Evil

    Sony just bought The Sun or what?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    Won’t matter that it’s outdated. The Gamecube was a superior machine to the PS2 & was aimed at core gamers but still managed to fail. The Wii U will have a few core games for a couple years- just like the original Wii but then devs will start to push the PS4 & neXtbox & either ditch the Wii U or make half arse ports missing a lot of content. I’d think that everyone would agree that the only reason buy the original Wii is if any of its exclusives tickled your fancy. It’ll be the exact same thing all over again.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. magnumfinger

    The british tabloid should just concentrate where they’re good at — reporting about kate’s nipples.

    #34 2 years ago

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    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

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

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

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

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

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

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

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

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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