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Skryim Hearthfire PS3 delay ‘It’s our problem, and it’s on us to solve it’ – Bethesda

Friday, 5 October 2012 10:58 GMT By Dave Cook

Skyrim Hearthfire has launched on Steam, but Bethesda’s Pete Hines has taken to Twitter to discuss the delay of Hearthfire and Dawnguard on PS3, adding that in bringing the content to Sony’s console, “The performance isn’t good enough in all cases.”

Hearthfire launched on Steam today at £3.49, and it lets players create their own home, decor and much more. However, PS3 players are still waiting for the game’s first expansion Dawnguard, and patience is wearing thin for many.

Speaking on Twitter, Bethesda head Pete Hines said of the PS3 expansion status, “We’re still on it. Will share update when I have one.”

When asked for a reason as to the PS3 delay, Hines replied, “The performance isn’t good enough in all cases. For most folks, it’d be fine. For some, it wouldn’t be.”

Hines was then targeted by an angry fan who asked Hines to stop using PS3 hardware and Sony as an excuse, to which he replied, “We’ve never blamed anyone or anything. It’s our problem, and it’s on us to solve it.”

It seems like this issue isn’t going to go away for some. What do you make of the delay? Let us know below.

Thanks Eurogamer.

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35 Comments

  1. Lord Gremlin

    Well, let’s be honest Skyrim on PS3 is just not up to minimum PS3 standard. Look at games like Dragon’s Dogma, Infamous, Two Worlds 2, then look at Skyrim. Looks like shit, runs like shit, lazy, broken port. Worse than DMC3 PC port.
    I have it on Steam myself, abandoned 5 hours in though, after those greybeard dudes, so no interest in DLC. Many people like it though.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Mike W

    I know fans of Skyrim are pissed off to the highest level. Hey Dave I wish you and the rest of the journalists like you were around when this game came out, because it’s a piece of shit on all platforms. I just don’t understand how Bethesda games keep getting pass on their games that are clearly broken, when it comes time to review it.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. KAP

    Damn right Bethesda.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    I still can’t believe the PS3 version of Skyrim got the same 9s and 10s that other 2 versions got. This shows a HUGE problem with gaming journalism. Seriously, it proves that 99 percent of them just reviewed the game on either 360 or PC and then gave the same score to PS3 version (The more professional ones probably tried PS3 version for 5 minutes and missed all the problems with that horrible port).

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Talkar

    ^Or it proves that the games journalists are easily bought. Both are bad…

    #5 3 years ago
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    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gadzooks!

    Or it proves they don’t have the time to play through multiple versions, or aren’t payed to.

    Digital foundry do that kind of platform testing. Your average review simply cannot, and it’s unrealistic to expect them to.

    Try platform-specific review sites instead maybe?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Hcw87

    What the crybabies above fail to realize is that Skyrim is far bigger than Dragon’s Dogma/Two Worlds 2 etc, both in terms of pure scope and actual content. It’s impossible to release a game this size without any bugs. Me on the other hand, have played over 150 hours and not found a single game-breaking bug. Actually, i haven’t found anything resembling a bug at all. You can’t play a game like this for 5 hours and dismiss it as ”not up to PS3 minimum standards” like @1 does. Maybe blame the poor hardware instead, and invest in a PC or a proper console.

    Yes, i went there. Multiplatform games allways lag behind on the PS3.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. SlayerGT

    I personally don’t care about the dlc. I just wish they could fix the core game. I’ve put probly 150 hours in also. Before any patches my game would start to lag pretty bad after an hour or so of play time. But since they patched it like the third time I think..if my character touches a body of water the game freezes. I haven’t touched the game in months and was like 3 or 4 quest from the end. I def regret buying the special edition :/

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Beta

    Of course it’s your problem Bethesda.. This is taking forever, I wish they’d let us know what the problems are rather than just saying “sorry, still broken” once a fortnight.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Mike W

    @8

    “Invest in a PC or proper console”

    Wow, the stupidity from some people is just beyond human comprehension.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Deacon

    @8 – “your fault. Should’ve bought it for another platform” is effectively what you’re saying?

    GTFO man. This is all on Bethesda.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Mike W

    @12

    He’s just another dickhead fanboy, just ignore him.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. viralshag

    I have to say I have Skyrim on the PC and I don’t remember running into too many issues, if any at all. I don’t think I have played it for as long as some of the other guys here, I would have to check Steam.

    I thought it was a good game though. I feel for the people who got the PS3 version.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Unknown_Gamer

    Its an Excuse to make the DLC’s only for micro$oft !

    Worst game i’v ever seen , I don’t understand the hype .

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Cobra951

    Bethesda can barely make their games technically acceptable on hardware they’re familiar with. Is is such a surprise that they just don’t make the cut with hardware they find more challenging?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!

    I put well over 100 hours into Skyrim and never hit a single bug.

    Considering the scope and freedom in the game it’s a technical masterpiece as well as a superb piece of design, artwork and story.

    Issues with one platform take nothing away from that.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Deacon

    That’s a rather selfish take on things mate… but fair enough.

    Even if I was playing on PC/360, I’d still think less of Bethesda over their handling of the PS3 version.

    It almost sounds as if you’re happy they got a bum deal! Surely not?! ;)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Gadzooks!

    #18

    Quite the antagonist today aren’t we?

    I was responding to the trite comment about Skyrim being technically deficient on all platforms. Simple fact is that it isn’t.

    I couldn’t care less about how the PS3 version plays. Why should I?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Deacon

    Well yeah, I hear the 360 version had a few issues of it’s own, and for us on PS3 it’s just laughable.
    It’s the furthest thing from a ‘technical masterpiece’ you could get, hence your comment drew my unrelenting irk. Seems I’m going to have to bite the bullet and invest in a modern rig so as to play these games in their true form.

    I’m sorry man. I don’t recall us clashing like this before. My hormones are all over the place today.

    Tech issues aside, it’s far too fucking easy to hold my attention anyway. 60+ hours wasted for me.
    Lovely soundtrack though.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. NiceFellow

    @17 oh rubbish. It is a complex title but it’s certainly not a technical masterpiece. The code is glitchy on all platforms as has been well reported. Don’t make the mistake of taking your single proof point as being definitive.

    It’s pretty stable on PC (which I play it on) but to be truthfully the extra horsepower the average gaming PC has is bailing them out a bit there. On 360 it’s a bit worse but decent but numerous glitches and code issues have been well reported. On PS3 it’s unstable and the code clearly not well optimized.

    Ever looked at reading the patch notes? They make it clear the bugs being cleared up each time one releases.

    Obviously from a percentage viewpoint most people will be fine, particularly on PC and 360, less so on PS3 although even there since the major patch it appears fairly stable for most – you’re just one of the lucky majority (as am I with over 200 hours and only one crash and a couple of odd glitches and scripting failures) but that doesn’t render the larger situation invalid which is that this game has sold millions and that means even an unlucky 10% or so of players is a lot of people negatively affected.

    But your comment @19 makes it clear you only care about one platform and defend anything to do with it rather than actually consider the broader consumer issue here which is pretty appalling. If Skyrim was a physical product rather than a piece of gaming software Bethesda would be drowning in lawsuits by now and deservedly so.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    #20

    I waited a while before playing Skyrim so had a patch available before starting. Seems to be the wise thing to do with openworld/RPG games.

    I don’t envy the QA guys on games like this. Got to be one of the toughest jobs in development.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. TD_Monstrous69

    On a personal level, I really can’t sympathize too much with people who’ve had problems with the PS3 version of Skyrim. Mainly because for what I’ve played of it (which was about a good 30-35 hours on my PS3), I hadn’t really had that many issues with it (at least to the point of it being game-breaking). Though hearing about issues like these, all while I was playing Skyrim on my PS3, was dis-heartening. Because it had finally felt like Bethesda had done right by the PS3, and had gotten over their previous problems they’ve had with the PS3. I was somewhat sad, and dis-heartened to see that wasn’t the case when it came to the technical issues I had heard about, and development and distribution of the dlc. Though I wasn’t expecting anything special from Bethesda on Skyrim for the PS3, seeing as how they signed that little timed-exclusivity deal with Microsoft on dlc, as well as again, their past with the PS3. But I’d at least expect that this would be released in a timely manner after MS’s exclusive time was up, again, sad to see I was wrong. But then to hear Pete Hines from Bethesda saying things like they couldn’t anticipate the problems they were getting with the PS3 versions of Dawnguard and Hearthfire is simply unexcusealbe (doubly so on Hearthfire if you ask me, seeing as how all that dlc adds is the ability to buy land, build a house, adopt kids, hire people to take care of your house and the kids, and some new type of crafting station). I mean, they’ve been developing games on the PS3 for about 5 years, you’d think they have proper support in place, again, sad to see I’m mistaken. Skyrim is still a great game, no matter what platform you play it on. But seeing problems like this still pop up with a developer that’s as great as it is creatively, is just really sad.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Christopher Jack

    I have played it on both consoles & own it on PC. Each one has their own problems.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Dragon246

    You could smell the fishiness when reviewers got hold of 360 and pc version. But they willfully chose to ignore that and put the stupid 360/ps3 review tag in their reviews.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. ps3fanboy

    Dishonored is next game coming out from Bethesda. if you guys have not learned from Bethesda bug ridden earlier releases and buy Dishonored. you have no right no whine about this game ever…

    boycott Dishonored now!!!

    #26 3 years ago
  27. TD_Monstrous69

    @26 Why would you boycott Dishonored over problems with Skyrim? Dishonored is what the industry needs, and what more people should buy (namingly, new IP’s) instead of the same yearly-iterated crap that’s always released.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @27

    Business practice would be one reason to boycott the game especially with how bug ridden Brink was and all their games that they have developed and published. Not to support Bathesda telling them they don’t want bug-ridden games.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Jerykk

    People claiming to never having encountered any bugs within a 100+ hour playtime are either lying or have a very strange definition of “bug.” Bugs aren’t limited to crashes or game-breakers. They also include clipping issues, floating objects, wonky physics, pathfinding issues, z-sorting issues, collision issues, etc. If you’re telling me you never encountered any of those, your 100+ hours of gameplay must have been spent standing completely still and not doing anything.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. SlayerGT

    @23 watch your save file. When you get to 10mb is when you’ll start having issues..if you do at all.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Gadzooks!

    There was some funny physics in places. A lot of amusing ragdolls, but I wouldn’t really call those bugs.

    It’s just there’s so much going on in the game that they can’t implement more advanced physics engines.

    You have to accept compromises in games with such scope.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Moonwalker1982

    I have a total time of like 300 hours or so in Skyrim on 360. Have done alot of things, finished alot. And only after like 200 hours i encountered some ‘misc quests’ bugs and a bug in the main story. Nothing game breaking for me though.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Kuwabara

    stop complaining, theres plenty of AAA/AA games that should keep you busy till it releases!!

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Digital Bamboo

    130hrs on PS3 & I’ve encountered no game-breaking major issues. Sure, it froze 4 times, & I’ve seen some weird shit, but nothing I’d consider a big deal.

    I didn’t use fast travel for at least the first 50 hours (to encourage exploration) & admittedly I stopped using horses for a good chunk of it because riding them seemed to be working the system too hard (choppy), but whatever. Horses work fine now with the new patches.

    For me, the more serious issues existed within the game design itself, the poor interface & somewhat clunky combat. Even still, I enjoyed it very much, but it’s a shame that these technical issues have marred the experience for so many others.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Giskard

    While a game shouldn’t be released in this state for any console, it seems to happen only to the PS3.

    Been playing Skyrim just fine for 100h+ (on PC), with the only bug being falling mammoths.

    #35 3 years ago

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  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]