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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  5. Fin

    The outdated bit is certainly true, the rest are grasping at straws.

    #5 3 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    Also the Wii was basically outdated on the day of it’s release, yet look how well that did :P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 3 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 3 years ago
  8. Kabby

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

    #8 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  15. MadFlavour

    The sun is a newspaper by morons for morons.

    #15 3 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 3 years ago
  17. CyberMarco

    @15 maybe the majority of the consumers are morons!

    #17 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  31. zinc

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

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Wesker_Evil

    Sony just bought The Sun or what?

    #32 3 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 3 years ago
  34. magnumfinger

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

    #34 3 years ago

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    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]