Happy Wars – Xbox Live’s first free-to-play game releases next week

Thursday, 4 October 2012 21:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Happy Wars, the first free-to-play title for Xbox Live, will release next week.

The online competitive brawler supports simultaneously play for up to 30 in 15 vs 15 free-for-all battles. Character’s appearances can also be upgraded Happy Stars earned through playing, or by purchasing Happy Tickets through monetary transactions.

Happy Wars will be available October 12 for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.


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  1. Moonwalker1982

    Judging by the screenshot it looks kinda fun. But is it?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Froseidon

    That does look pretty awesome :D I’ve not even heard of this before >.>

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Free…with paid Xbox Live Gold Subscription….

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Muetsch

    @3: Can you tell me what you want to do with an online game without having Xbox Live Gold? Yupp, that’s what I thought

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ge0force

    @4 Every other platform has free online gaming and free-to-play games without the need of subscription. Now can you tell me why this isn’t possible on x360? Yupp, that’s what I thought

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gadzooks!


    Not every other platform has the quality and features that XBL had.

    You want quality, well it costs money. You want cheap, flakey, feature-reduced online then stick to your other platforms.


    #6 3 years ago
  7. Deacon

    But it’s not free-to-play, that’s all he was pointing out.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gadzooks!

    I’ve been playing the beta of this.

    Quite good fun, very team oriented with respect to skills, i.e. most class skills benefit other team members.

    It runs nice and smoothly, controls well.

    It’s not especially deep or varied though. Swarming seems to be order of the day.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Gadzooks!


    Well thats a matter of semantics I guess.

    It’s free to play for Gold subscribers, i.e. It costs me nothing additional to play. Same deal as PSN+ subscribers getting ‘free’ games.

    It’s a model that all console owners need to get used to as it’s going to be adopted wholesale next gen.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Deacon

    Semantics, or a heavily biased ‘opinion’?

    PSN has lots of games within Home, and any retail game purchased can be played FOR FREE online.

    XBLG has a mandatory subscription which renders any online gaming definitely NOT free.

    I’m not going into the pros and cons of each, they’re pretty obvious.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    Comparing this with free ps plus games is something only an ignorant xbot would do.
    A free option is always nice, with optional upgrade. But MS cant get that.
    Also I know a better service is that one which pounds you with ads even when you pay for it.
    Exactly. But people with bias cant get that.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Gadzooks!


    Call it what you think isn’t ‘biased’ then.

    For me it costs nothing additional, so for me it is free to play.

    We all have to pay for electricity to play online so technically there are no free to play games anywhere. If you want to get all anal about it, that is.


    This is way over your head child. Go back to your popup books about the nice worm and the things he likes to eat holes through.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet


    You do know Sony will charge for online gaming next gen don’t you?

    As I’ve told you before, the only reason your getting free online is because the PS3 was so massively expensive on launch.

    If they charged for online as well people would have gone mental…

    It’s not because they love you as fans, you need to stop thinking they are your best friends.

    Wether it’s mandatory PS plus or a subscription based console, Sony will have to start charging for online gaming.

    As for advertising? Look what Sony may be cooking up:

    It’s business plain and simple.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Deacon

    No need to get anal. The fact is there is one more essential payment required for Xbox online gaming then there is for PS3.

    And that it’s a little misleading that this article clearly states Free-to-play in the headline, and then the for the very last sentence throws in a big fat caveat : Available Free to XBL Gold Subscribers :

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    Bet they dont.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Deacon

    @13 – oh shit dawg! – let’s have a go on your crystal ball man! – pleeeeaaaaase?

    Do tell why they will HAVE to start charging for online?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    @15 @16

    It’s hardly a controversial statement.

    And I take that bet. Just remember to screen grab this page so you can use it for your desktop wallpaper…

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Deacon

    but why will they ‘have to’? Am I missing something?

    Because you’ve convinced yourself that Microsoft ‘have to’?

    There are plenty of ways for a business to make money that don’t include adding an unnecessary pay-wall to online features. Plenty.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. monkeygourmet


    Sooooo much extra revenue.

    There hardly top of the pile, and that’s with a ton of first party exclusives, great handheld, free online and a bluray player in their console…

    MS are holding them at arms length and without really having to try.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Deacon

    It’s clear who’s at the top of your pile.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    Oh dear, now we’ll have guys arguing about who’s shipped the most worldwide, then argue over shipped versus sold, then arguing over unique users, then unique users with two accounts, maybe throw in a little we only need one blue-ray to your 5 discs, yeah but you guys need to install everything, oh our online is free, but we’ve never been hacked, so lives a phishing paradise, huh, psn is so slow, but at least we don’t get ads…

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Deacon

    ^ yup. Was simply trying to point out the somewhat misleading article header. Never could’ve guessed it would turn out the way it did.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Gadzooks!


    Well it’s not misleading.

    The game is free to play for Gold subscribers. We all know what that means, so dragging up ‘Live subs LOL’ achieves nothing but the derailment of the topic, to which precisely 3 of the 22 comments have pertained.

    #23 3 years ago

    Pedantic trolls…

    Nothing is free to play if you’ve already paid for the hardware then, is it?

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Deacon

    Pedantic, sure. Gotta give Gadz something to do of a Friday morning though huh? ;)

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Gadzooks!


    Indeed! What with pedantry patrol and making sure Dragon doesnt wander from his playpen it’s barely given me time to do my work this morning! ;)

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    Well, after you will the humble pie bet, consider this one as a loss too. Ninty is much more likely to charge for online than sony. Sorry dude, but making false assumptions about a company you know nothing about just doesnt cut as an argument.
    What are you working on, collecting sex cards in witcher? 8)

    #27 3 years ago
  28. ManuOtaku

    You know sometimes a pounder about paying for XBOX Live, knowing that i got it free on the ps3, i dont want to say which is better, because for the way i use it both deliver the same experience anyway, but as soon as i get some reductions on the prices for games on the weakly offers for gold members i think i get my moneys worth, i dont mind it that much at the end, of course free PSN also gives me discounts, but on XBOX Live i see big games with this reductions on constant basis, so for me is good and i dont mind the yearly fee.

    Having said this iam very interested in this game, i hope is good, i will get it just to support new things.
    p.s an for me the avatars just as the miis have a very attractive feeling, i hope sony comes with something like this for next gen.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Gadzooks!


    Here we go, Junior here has some insider information on Sonys online strategy.

    This should be good.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. OlderGamer

    For what is worth, I also believe Sony will have a subscription based thingie next gen. I think that is what PSN+ is doing, getting the core users used to paying subscriptions. Only next gen you will need one to play online(use match making “Services”), most of us won’t care so long as PSN+ keeps giving us “free” games to play. After all, your going to pay for Plus anyways.

    I think down the road, way down the road, everything will be a pay to acsess service. Everything. Bundles won’t just be for hardware, each platform will prolly offer their own bundle. For example, on Xb, you might be able to get the MS chanel, Acti-Bliz chanel, and XB Live Gold bundled all together for less money then paying for each one seperatly. You guys watch, thats is where it is headed. The games won’t matter as much individualy, they will just be part of the publishers chanel/profile/service. And that chanelprofile/serviee will prolly be avalible on multi platforms, from Tablets to Phones to set top boxes to PC.

    #30 3 years ago


    Without wishing to start a flame war…

    XBL is a much, much better service than PSN.

    I use both, so I can say that.

    I’m much happier paying for the features that I get with XBL than sticking with PSN.

    I even got MW3 for PS3 at launch, played it for a month or two, but went back to XBL because I was so frustrated with what I was missing.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. monkeygourmet



    That’s all I’m hinting at.

    God knows why any of you think Sony execs sit there talking about how to be ‘nice’ to gamers and help you to play online without spending anything.

    It’s business fer christs sake. Like I said time and time again, the price point of the PS3 at launch could not have sustained a paid for online climate without losing customers.

    Don’t for a second think they did it because they were throwing you a bone…

    Again, check the link… Sony and all major companies like to court new ideas regarding advertising. SDF zombies are making them out to be a family owned small business.

    Nintendo might charge for online? Maybe they will, but saying there’s absolutely no way that Sony would charge next gen is short sighted in the extreme.

    Given the current gaming climate with DLC, subscriptions, season passes etc… It’s clearly a huge possibility they will.

    Considering they have just bought Gaikai, a subscription based streaming service, how can anyone not see this happening?

    Sony already like you to repurchase things like PSP and PS2 games you already own for play on Vita / PS3… And people make them out to be saints.

    Y’all need to get your heads examined…

    #32 3 years ago
  33. ManuOtaku

    #31 GIGA i understand that i also use both, is that for the way i use it (without mic for instance) and the games i play, i dont find to much of a difference, but i do understand the people that use those features, and play heavy multiplayer games like COD, will might find XBLA better, i have battlefield 3 on ps3 and COD on 360, and because of the way i use both services in those games, i dont find any distinguishable differences while playing the two, but i do understand that for some gamers XBLA is better for the way the use it and play their games, though.
    p.s thats the reason why i did have a blast playing mario kart on wii and monster hunter tri online, because of the way i do play multiplayer i found all services roughly the same, but i know iam part of a minority here, obviously theres some differences between them.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    I don’t think Nintendo will charge for online play. Not yet. They work their biz models differently. Nintendo makes money on th ehardware right out of the gate. Offering online subs is a great way to recoup some of the costs of launching hardware. But with Nintnedo they don’t need to recoup those costs.

    Of course the possibilty is still there. It depends on what type of games we are talking about. Most of Nintendo big franchises are single player or same room multi player(and featuring the new WiiU controler it is clear that Nintendo is still aiming for same room MP). Time will tell I think. But I don’t see Nintendo charging this up and coming generation.

    They might next generation. Infact next generation they might have one of those said chanel/services for subscription on other platforms, and instead of having a console, they could just have a handheld GameBoy.

    #34 3 years ago

    Who would pay for next to nothing, anyway…?

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Gadzooks!

    Ninty have already hinted that they might charge for online.

    There was an article here a week or so ago. They said initially they will continue to be free but will review that in a year or two, most likely around the next gen launch.

    The writing is on the wall. Lower priced (not necessarily cost) hardware, but with mandatory subscriptions.

    MS are already in the process of trialling that model. If it works, it will become the norm.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Dragon246

    What I am referring to is that like everyone, they will also have a premium service ala ninty premium.
    Yup, connectivity wise, zbl beats psn . I just hoped they could launch free online for games, with gold for added benefits like ps plus.
    People (like you) thought sony would charge from like 2009. What that gave was ps plus which provides additional benefits. But baseline features remain free. Just like pc, online play MUST NOT be charged as that fees is included in 60$ tag.
    Sony would lose a lot of goodwill if they charge for online play, they know it. Losing faith of your customers is the worst thing a business practice can do.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. ManuOtaku

    #37 Dragon “Sony would lose a lot of goodwill if they charge for online play, they know it. Losing faith of your customers is the worst thing a business practice can do.”

    I agree especially since the Other OS issue, but i think they can come clean with their next gen machine, they will have not longer that promise on their backs, i mean free online, therefore they might change it and start to charge it for next gen, it will be a new promise, like in elections times, it will be a new product with new promises. :)

    #38 3 years ago
  39. monkeygourmet


    Sony removed features from PS3 (backwards compatibility, LInux use etc…).

    They are happy to let you repurchase games you already own.

    Added dual shock after they stated it was impossible.

    Launched the PSP Go then promptly dropped support.

    I don’t think they have a problem upsetting their customers really…

    As Manu says, new consoles can have new business models.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Gadzooks!

    For what it’s worth I think Sony will aim for a lower subscription price point than MS. They still need some incentive, and lower running cost is the thing that’s worked for them this gen.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Muetsch

    I really think both PS+ and Xbox Live have their own unique advantages and I like both of them for what they are.

    I like to being able to cross-chat whatever someone is playing on the console as I know a lot of people from pretty much around the world. I also love the structure of the marketplace the Xbox.

    But you have to say that in the end you get more for your money when you get PS+. I personally don’t really need it for the free games but if you haven’t played lots of those games you get a ton of content for a low price.

    I like my online service better on my Xbox because it’s stable, cross-party chats and no updates so that I can’t play for several hours every now and then. But I also like my PS+ for all the benefits.

    #41 3 years ago

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  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

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  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

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  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

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  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

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  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

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  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

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  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

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  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

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  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

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  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

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  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

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  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

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