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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    The outdated bit is certainly true, the rest are grasping at straws.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    Also the Wii was basically outdated on the day of it’s release, yet look how well that did :P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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  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    FrozenByte Games has revealed Trine 3, due for release in 2015 And what better way to reveal a new side-scrolling adventure than with a very pretty trailer full of gameplay? The latest in a series that has already sold 7 million copies is earmarked for PC and “other” formats. Trine 2 released on PS3, PS3, […]

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

    A month since it was released on digital platforms, Dying Light’s physical release has topped the UK charts. Techland and Warner’s zombie survival game has proven to be one of the big hits of the year so far. It was released on digital formats a month ago but has only just been released on good-old […]

  • GTA 5: that’s some seriously accurate grenade throwing

    Think you can take down a jet plane with a grenade throw? This guy can. In fact, he can do it twice. This is in a variation on the player-created deathmatch “Stunters Versus Snipers” which seem to be all the rage in GTA Online at the moment. One team has a sniper rifle (and grenades) […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Mother Base turns pink in the morning sun

    The Phantom Pain looks nice even when Kojima just takes a quick pic with his phone. Look at that beauty. We get nice reflection in pink at the first gray of dawn. pic.twitter.com/aERTBoZT9z — HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 2, 2015 The game doesn’t have a release date yet, which makes us a bit nervous for it […]

  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

    Dying Light still has legs – maybe because it’s crammed full of secret things to discover. Ten of those have been highlighted by TerraMantis’ latest YouTube video, including reference to the Underpant Gnomes, guitar lessons, farting zombies and well, we don’t want to spoil it for you. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly

    Why blind ‘em with science when you could kill ‘em with dance moves? revelations raid When I say Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode dance gestures are deadly, I’m not being figurative. If you finish the first chapter of Revelations 2 you can unlock Gina for use in Raid Mode. All characters can use gestures […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition mod enables male Blackwall romance, terrific joke

    “Male Inquisitors can now scale the wall,” says a clever Redditor. A new Dragon Age: Inquisition mod removes Blackwall’s romantic restrictions, allowing male Inquisitors to chat up the fuzzy-faced warrior. Blackwall doesn’t have any race preferences, so you’re good to go there. Dragon Age: Inquisition romance mods are pretty common by now, and to be […]

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

    Destiny players willing to faff about with their system clock can solo the Weekly Nightfall if they prefer. The Weekly Heroic is one of Destiny‘s toughest challenges. Responding to player feedback Bungie implemented matchmaking for the Weekly Heroic, but there are players who genuinely prefer to go it alone. There’s now no legitimate way to […]

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]