iPad Mini, fourth generation iPad announced by Apple

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 18:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

iPad Mini and a fourth generation iPad was announced by Apple SVP of global marketing Phil Schiller today during the firm’s event. The mini tablet is finally a “real thing” after all the rumor mongering these last few months.

iPad Mini and iPad 4

You can hold it easily in one hand, it’s 7.2mm thick, which is 1/4 thicker than the fourth-gen iPad and “thin as a pencil,” according to Engadget. It weighs .68 pounds and sports a 1024 x 768 resolution which is the same as iPad 2. It also has a .9 inch increase diagonally, which provides 35% more display area on the tablet.

The iPad mini comes with a dual-core A5 processor, FaceTime HD camera 5-megapixel iSight camera on the back, 1080p recording, LTE wireless, new dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, a new SmartCover, and a Lightning connector.

iPad mini will run you $329 for the 16GB WiFi version, and the 32GB Mini is $429 and the 64GB is $519. It will run you an extra $130 each for LTE connectivity. UK pricing can be found through Eurogamer.

A fourth generation iPad was also announced with 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi, Lightning connector, LTE for “greatly expanded coverage,” 720p Facetime Camera, the image signal processor in the iPhone 5, 10 hours of battery life, doubles the CPU and graphics performance, an A6X processor.

It contains the new Retnia display, ans comes in Black and white versions. The 16GB WiFi model will run you $499 and cellular model starts at $629.

The 100 millionth iPad was sold two weeks ago. That’s 100 million products in just two and a half years.

“We sold more iPads in the June quarter than any PC maker sold of their entire lineup,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “With 100 million sold in just two and a half years, we couldn’t be more thrilled with how quickly iPad has been embraced by so many users for so many different things.”

iPad mini and and iPad 4 can be pre ordered on the October 26 with WiFi versions shipping on November 2. Cellular versions will start shipping two weeks later.

iPad 2 now starts at $399.

To see how the new mini stacks up against its competition, have a look at this chart over on Engadget (thanks, GIGA).

“Return of the Mac, you knew I’d be back”

The firm also announced there are 160 million Game Center accounts and over 35 million apps have been downloaded from the App Store with over $6.5 billion paid out to developers.

Cook also said during his keynote that the Mac market has out-grown the PC market by 7 times, and has surpassed the PC market for six years in a row.

He said the firm is pleased with Mac’s “momentum” and the firm plans to continue innovating with some “really great stuff to show” during the event.

A new 20% thinner, 3.5 pound 13-inch MacBook Pro with 2560 x 1600 resolution and Retina display was introduced. It contains up to 768GB of flash, 8GB of RAM, Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge chips, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4. HD 4000 graphics with up to 7 hours of battery life. It will start shipping today.

The firm also announced a new iMac which is 5mm thin at the edges with no optical drive and “re-engineered” internal components. The display is i two flavors: 21.5-inch and 27-inch. 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x 1440 for the two sizes. It contains a 720p FaceTime HD camera, dual mics and speakers and weighs eight pounds less than the previous model.

Customers can choose the Core i5 or i7 processor, it contains NVIDIA Kepler graphics, up to 768GB of flash or 3TB HDD, and 32GB of RAM with four USB 3.0 ports, three Thunderbolt ports and choose either a Fusion Drive which contains 128GB of flash storage mixed with 1GB or a 3GB HDD.

For those “still stuck in the past we do offer an external optical drive,” said SVP of global marketing Phil Schiller . The base price is $1,299 with a 2.7GHz i5 with 1TB HDD and 8GB of RAM and will ship in November.

A 27-inch model starts with a 2.9GHz i5, 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD for $1,799, and will start shipping in December.


  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. The PS4 version […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • 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

    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. Disclosure: I […]

  • 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 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: tell us what you think of VG247

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. 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 and what you […]


  1. Ali

    0 interest. Can’t wait for the whole Apple fashion to fade away.

    I hate my iPad even though it is a gift. That’s the bad part of it, it is not polite to sell a gift.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    Awful resolution for a company that’s pushing ‘retina’ displays to all their other products. The 4″ iPhone 5 has a similar resolution.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Da Man

    iPad Mini is unnecessary and uncalled for, same as those >4 inch smartphones.

    It’s ugly and lame.

    #3 2 years ago

    So it existed after all…

    The internet seems to be dissing the resolution, big style!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    Im using my trusty iPad 2 now!

    Nothing wrong with the res for me… In fact, any higher res at this distance would fry my eyeballs, I already have the brightness turned way down! :)

    Was looking into getting a Nexus for my girlfriend but this now seems a better bet, especially as she’ll be able to sync all the apps from her iPhone.

    Any word on UK pricing yet?

    #5 2 years ago

    ^ THE ENTIRE WORLD is ‘higher res’ than 1024×768!


    #6 2 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    Yeah, the mini is definitely a weak offering. I would expect a lot more for that price.

    Way too soon for an iPad 4.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    Can’t wait for iPad 5.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    A6X graphics card – definitely XBOX 360 and PS3 performance.

    #9 2 years ago

    @8: I’m sure you won’t have to wait long…


    This chart is ridiculous:

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Goffee

    Can’t thing of a single game that uses the power of the iPad 3, so why double the GPU power again? Pointless, Apple is building it, but games devs ain’t coming.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    iPad 4?!

    That is a bit mental!


    What do you mean? iPad 2 is awesome for browsing and light media use / games.

    I just use my tv for anything else.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet


    And developers all used to working with the same benchmark, unlike android.

    Should get some amazing looking games.


    Games devs ain’t coming?!

    Apple doesn’t even need them yet!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Christopher Jack

    The way they compared it to the significantly cheaper Nexus 7 was kinda pathetic but expected. Claiming that 4:3 is better than widescreen at anything reminded me of the end of the CRT era. The main reason I’ve never really considered an iPad. One of it’s primary purposes is media consumption but how can you enjoy such an aspect ratio when viewing any video from the past 10 years.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    @10 – Yeah. It’s just cash-in central, seemingly.

    From a gaming perspective, I’m really not sure where iOS is going at the moment. They’ve clearly got major problems in terms of discoverability on the App Store, and the hardware’s not innovating. They’ve cornered “mobile games,” obviously, but there was a chance there of a strong core component appearing. Can’t see it happening right now. There’s some good core stuff on it, but it’s such a different market that I think there’s too much risk for many to commit large budgets. I mean, it’s demonstrable: there are no core “smashes”.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    @10 Thanks for that link there GIGA, I’ll add it in the post.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Moonwalker1982

    WTF…now they go mini again? The Ipad is a oversized Ipod touch anyway, why?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @17 It’s supposed to be a “cheaper” option for those who don’t have the standard iPad, but it’s way too expensive for such weak specs. considering the combination.

    The 7 / 8 inch tablets are a great form factor though. They fit very comfortably in your hand, something which the 10 inch tablets don’t.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    I mean, yeah, there’s Infinity Blade, Real Racing, etc, but it’s nowhere near enough.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @19 Discoverability in the Apple Store is a damn sight better than it is on the Android format. Anything in the top 100 can easily be considered a success on the Apple Store. Nothing sells well on Google Play though… mainly because the Android platform is full of rampant piracy.

    The mobile format isn’t about core experiences anyway. The whole point is that it’s something you can pull out, do on a bus for five minutes, and turn off at your convenience. Pick up and play gaming.

    Games on the mobile format adapted to the needs of the format. There will never be a “hardcore” market on the platform, but there doesn’t need to be. That’s what we have our PCs, consoles and handhelds for.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    “For those “still stuck in the past we do offer an external optical drive,” said SVP of global marketing Phil Schiller”
    THAT is precisely the reason Apples trajectory will go down soon. All major companies have the tendency to go cocky after a mega-success, only to be down in the pits a few years later.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Christopher Jack

    @20, I do foresee a future for hardcore games on mobile phones but I don’t think we’ll be using the actual screen for most of it. Something like HDMI out with bluetooth controllers is doable today, while there are some, like the galaxy Beam, that have built in projectors that could one day- when it’s reached an acceptable resolution with the performance to match, be used to replace the traditional console & TV set up, but that’s, at the very earliest, a decade away before it becomes mainstream.

    @21, Apple has always had that tone & they are frequently right but I think optical disks are too cheap for what they do to die overnight. Especially when considering modern download speeds & connections.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    The biggest news for the gaming site like VG247 is that Graphics card there is capable of PS3 and 360 performance.

    It is for sure much better then on the Vita.

    You can easily port Call OF Duty:MW3 or BO1 on the iPad. I don’t know about 60 fps per second because processor also matters, but graphics card performace is impressive.

    Apple know what to do with their electronics unlike Sony that is trying to put exotic shit in their machines with exception of PS1 and PS Vita. Microsoft is somewhere in between.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. absolutezero

    Holy Jesus those prices.

    People are going to buy these things. Alot of people. For that much.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    @20 – I actually saw something the other day about how Android games revenue had caught up with iOS, or it was a lot closer than it used to be. I’ll try to find it.

    But yeah, that’s what I’m saying. The entire idea of iPad emerging as a core gaming device really hasn’t come to fruition. It’s a different market, almost entirely. There’s a bit of cross-over, I’m sure, but there’s clearly no danger of iPad directly impacting Sony or MS in terms of content. It’s not like core devs are moving over to iPad in any way. At one point I really felt they could have secured a proper platform exclusive and aimed at the core, but it’s clearly not going to happen.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    “I do foresee a future for hardcore games on mobile phones but I don’t think we’ll be using the actual screen for most of it. Something like HDMI out with bluetooth controllers is doable today, while there are some, like the galaxy Beam, that have built in projectors that could one day- when it’s reached an acceptable resolution with the performance to match, be used to replace the traditional console & TV set up, but that’s, at the very earliest, a decade away before it becomes mainstream.”


    Pat, I still say that is out dated thinking. By the time I see mobile taking over, I also see the games being streamed as “service channels”. Prolly going to get one from each mega publisher as a provider. Much in the way Cable TV works. For example you might be able to get EA channel, Sega Channel, and the Acti channel. It might cost you 30usd a month and you get to play whatever games/content each publisher has on their channels. Again think Cable TV where you have HBO and can watch all of their in studio shows and movies, but if you wanted The Walking Dead you would need the AMC channel.

    I think the industry will be moving beyond physical formats in a gen or so. But I think alot of us have a hard time thinking that way. Even today where the biggest question is to buy digital or retail.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. BraveLilCrumpet

    I saw that comment too, just because I opted for a optical drive on my new PC build 18 months ago (mostly to install games from) does that mean I’m stuck in the past?
    I agree with Chris that optical drives won’t die overnight,but until games start shipping on USB sticks then I’ll be keeping mine.

    #27 2 years ago

    No problemo, Steph.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Da Man

    When was the last time Sony were debt free and dominated any market outside of consoles?

    I didn’t like Steve Jobs but Ken Kutaragi was the one coming up with the advice to work more :/ Apple aren’t that dumb, and they’re right on about disc drives.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Kabby

    Too expensive? Of course, it’s Apple

    Wi-Fi 16GB – £269
    Wi-Fi 32GB – £349
    Wi-Fi 64GB – £429
    Wi-Fi + Cellular 16GB – £369
    Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB – £449
    Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB – £529

    #30 2 years ago
  31. freedoms_stain

    As much as I’ve never been a fan of Apple or their products, I have always admired their ability to sell equivalent hardware for so much more than anyone else.

    This though, is actually a worse product, but still manages to cost more than the competition.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Da Man

    Come back to me when Acer makes a smartphone charger of equivalent quality. Then you can try the hardware.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. freedoms_stain

    Acer just make shit everything, why bring them up?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Da Man


    Come back to me when Samsung makes a smartphone charger of equivalent quality. Then you can try the hardware.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. freedoms_stain

    lol, keep trying.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. OrbitMonkey

    @34, Smartphone chargers… You want to argue smartphone chargers..

    You’ll pick a fight over anything won’t you?

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Da Man


    If you can’t make a charger as good as Apple’s why should I even bother with your computers.

    Enjoy your noisy, clumsy ugly PC equivalent.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. absolutezero

    I bought a cheap shit USB charger from Amazon for my HTC. Can I talk about my HTC?

    Oh and don’t forget the increase in price is for the high quality generic components. It makes them super dependable and immune to harm. They also make less noise and have a better smartphone charger.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. freedoms_stain

    @37, my computers don’t have chargers.

    Pretty sure they’re (objectively) quieter and (subjectively) better looking than any Mac too.

    But whatever, you’re a dude who can’t separate opinion and fact, or at least choose not in order to facilitate your trolling, so I guess we’re done here.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Ireland Michael

    @25 I wouldn’t mind giving that a read, if you can track it down.

    @37 Any charger I have ever bought for my iDevices has worn itself thin within in a year. I’ve gone through at least four of them across two devices in the span of four years. The covering for the wires is especially flimsy.

    I’m still using the same charger I bought for my smartphone three years ago, for half the price Apple charges. And since its a universal micro USB charger, it means I can use it on more than just my phone.

    I enjoy Apple devices immensely. They tend to be far more reliable and they have much stronger software support. But the mini is not only underpowered, but overpriced as well. The competition is practically half the prize, and very high quality – especially the Nexus 7.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. absolutezero

    He’s going to bring out that website review of the charger now.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Da Man

    #39 Quieter? That’s the first time I hear PC allegedly being better noise wise.


    Anecdotal evidence from a person who edits his posts from three years back?

    As for #38, keep telling yourself that. Might try and build a generic Mac Mini while at it.
    Besides I never said they’re immune, Apple things break, just not as often as most of others.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    @41 Well called. Hahahaha.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Da Man

    Of course I did. Makes more sense than independent evidence.

    By the way, there’s this useful ‘lol’ acronym tea always missed. You better edit that post now.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. freedoms_stain

    Hey Da Man, out of interest, if Flextronics designed this charger instead of Apple, would you still harp on about it? Because Ken Shirriff’s original blog post seems to suggest Flextronics are behind the majority of the tech if not all of it.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Telepathic.Geometry

    Come on VG24/7, you’ve gotta sort out these typos. It looks really unprofessional…

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Da Man

    Yes I would.

    Unfortunately, if it wasn’t for the evil Apple brand you wouldn’t make stuff up, such as PC being less noisy than what’s essentially a notebook inside.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. freedoms_stain

    Interesting, unwilling to compare anyone elses tech with Apples based on a charger which isn’t even Apple tech.

    I guess that facilitates your trolling too. Convenience opinion and all that.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Da Man

    Hey, buddy it’s not my fault you have a reading comprehension of a Windows computer.

    Might want to go outside sometime and educate yourself on fancy words such as ‘metaphors’ and ‘figurative’. And the rest of them too.

    Keep telling yourself how hardcore and techy you are, while using that buzzword.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. freedoms_stain

    “I thought Flextronics was just an electronics assembler and I was surprised to learn that Flextronics does a lot of innovative development and has literally thousands of patents.”

    “The picture above is from Flextronics Patent 7,978,489: Integrated Power Converters describes an adapter that looks just like the iPhone charger.”

    “Flextronics Patent 7,924,578: Two Terminals Quasi Resonant Tank Circuit describes the resonance circuit used in the iPhone charger”

    Flextronics, Worldwide electronics design, fabrication, assembly, and test company. Flextronics manufacture the device, no question, but the fact that so many of their patents go into the thing suggest that they designed it as well.

    I await an error report.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Da Man

    Yes it is Flextronics. It’s an iPhone charger.

    Apple also bought NeXT among other things.

    Did I say Steve Jobs was a genius behind everything Apple or that everything Apple sells was developed by Apple (per se)? No, I said I didn’t like Steve Jobs.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Christopher Jack

    Where do you get the idea that all non-Mac PCs are automatically noisier than Macs? Have you actually done any tests to prove your claims or is this your typical blind, baseless fanboyism at work? I’ve worked with Windows notebooks so damn quiet that I can put my ear right next to a vent & still not know whether or not it was actually turned on.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Da Man

    Butthurt Chris JackArse, for the second time:

    *I was comparing Macs to desktop PCs.*

    It’s your idiocy at work.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. freedoms_stain

    That’s interesting that Apple bought NeXT. They didn’t buy Flextronics though.

    Now I’m somewhat confused though. You see we weren’t allowed to talk about Acer or Samsung hardware because they couldn’t design a smartphone charger as well as Apple, but now it seems that Apple didn’t design the smartphone charger at all and Flextronics (a company that Apple don’t own) probably did. But you’re going to continue using the smartphone charger as some sort of one-shot dismissive argument that negates any discussion on the merits of anybody elses hardware?

    I dunno, sounds like you’re a bit of a time waster and a troll to me.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Christopher Jack

    Define desktop, Apple only makes one real desktop & that’s a server, the rest are what are dubbed All-in-ones or HTPCs. Very few Windows based All-in-ones or HTPCs use desktop components either, almost exclusively notebook parts. If quietness is what matters most to you, build your own.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Da Man

    #54, show me a Flextronics charger for Samsung galaxy or Acer phone

    JackArse, I’ll define idiocy. For detailed definition see post #55.

    Apple makes desktops: Mac Mini (regular and server), iMac. All desktop computers. Mac Mini isn’t all in one.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Christopher Jack

    Why are you trying to compare a HTPC to real desktops? By the way, why the hell are you using Acer as an example? Are you retarded?

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Christopher Jack

    *duplicate post.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. freedoms_stain

    @56, why?

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Da Man

    I ‘m not, you lot do. With your freely available equivalents, constantly going about unbelievable Mac prices. Of course they’re pricier than that noisy coffin you have at home.

    Keep trying, you’ll get it eventually. it’s simple by the way: Macs are quieter than PCs.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Da Man

    #59 Because you should show me an equivalent.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. freedoms_stain

    @61, why?

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Da Man


    #63 2 years ago
  64. Christopher Jack

    Most of the people on this site buy desktops for gaming or basic computer needs, not a single one of use would prioritize quietness & if we did, there are dozens of available pre-built HTPCs or if you want near silence, build your own.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Christopher Jack

    Don’t get me wrong, Macs are great but from a gamers perspective- they’re useless & overpriced.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. freedoms_stain

    And there we have it ladies and gents, Da Man can’t explain the reasoning behind his own standards. Why? Because there isn’t any reasoning, he picks them purely to illicit confrontation.

    There is no other reason to push opinion as fact as hard as he does unless he’s just plain ignorant, which remains a possibility. I’d maintain that the fact that he used to not be a complete moron suggests he’s just moved on to become a douchebag troll though.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. Da Man

    #64 Now let’s discuss why you would want a Mac if you have a dog and why you wouldn’t if you have fish at home.

    Build your own then, I bet it’s as easy as trolling Apple on the internet. Since you have nothing else better to do, might show me a link to a Mac Mini alternative.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Da Man

    #66 Hey, buddy . You were going about equivalents, when asked to show one and failing to do so, you started the sub-topic called ‘Who actually developed ‘Apple charger’. Doesn’t change the fact that an Acer phone has another one.

    What if your account wasn’t created by you? imagine the possibilities.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Deacon

    Because it’s a well known fact people choose their hardware based on how good the charger is.

    ANYTHING to get some attention and ruffle some feathers.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Da Man

    Well, at least it’s better than basing it on imaginary wars going on between oriental bushido and the legion of doom.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Deacon

    And so ends another thread derailed by the same old regurgitated Da Man shit. Signed off with a highly original jibe at someone’s alleged taste in games.

    Please.. someone.. just get rid.

    #71 2 years ago
  72. Da Man

    it was on-topic before you came in.

    And the ‘jibe’ was at corporate wars, genius. I don’t need to be original with generic Apple Resistance Force.

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Christopher Jack

    You’ve never seen another HTPC?

    #73 2 years ago
  74. freedoms_stain

    @68, indeed, I was talking about ~7 inch tablet devices, you then attempted to shut down the discussion by bringing up this magic charger, which apparently if another hardware company cannot equal, then the rest of their lineup is somehow moot in the face of their amazing prowess in charger design. I pointed out that Apple did not in fact design the charger in attempt to bypass this ludicrous standard you’re apparently using to shut down comparisons of the underspec’d overpriced iPad mini to better value better performance units such as the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD or Nook.

    So I guess I’ll rephrase my original point, what relevance does a phone charger not designed by Apple have to comparisons to the iPad mini and similar devices such as the Nexus 7 et al?

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Deacon

    Sure it was kiddo. Keep wormin’.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. Da Man


    quote:… sell equivalent hardware for so much more than anyone else.

    Which was the point where I brought up the charger, as an example of Apple sold quality hardware.

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Da Man


    Yes it was. Since you have nothing to say aside form the usual Sony cock sucking and ironic anti-Apple angst, why don’t you agree that it fits perfectly with your posts.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. Deacon


    They were talking about HARDWARE you fucking chump. Not chargers, carry-cases, or other peripherals.

    You use the flimsiest of shit in defence of your opinion. Is it any wonder people call you a troll?

    Please, do keep this going for another 30 comments.

    #78 2 years ago
  79. Da Man

    Charger is a hardware, you anti western soldier, fighting lowest common denominator based industry.

    Besides it wasn’t even an opinion, if you read anything here.

    It was an example of Apple quality. Contrary to your opinionated, agonizing denial.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. freedoms_stain


    quote: Come back to me when Acer makes a smartphone charger of equivalent quality. Then you can try the hardware.

    Ok, we’ve established that Apple don’t make the charger, can we get back to how the iPad mini is underspec’d and overpriced?

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Christopher Jack

    You use a charger to represent an entire companies quality? What about the products themselves? If I remember right, the iPhone 4 had some serious issues.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. Da Man

    #80 Yes. But you got the ‘make’ word out of context. But then I probably wasn’t obvious enough.

    iPad Mini is shit. No two ways about it.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. Da Man


    Like what? Antenna?

    #83 2 years ago
  84. Kalain

    Can I just leave these here:

    And apple were not going to do anything about it until a Class action lawsuit was filed against them. Classy…

    Now, Apple can make some good quality products, but to say they have fantastic quality is now a bit of a moot point. With his Jobsness gone, the quality will go down and down. Look what happened last time, Mr Gate had to bail them out.

    So, lets see how good the ‘Apple’ quality lasts shall we.

    #84 2 years ago
  85. Da Man

    Yeah so err, which means you could find a report on any company’s faulty hardware if you use a search engine for some time.

    That Tim Cook really doesn’t come across as inferior to Steve Jobs btw.

    #85 2 years ago
  86. Christopher Jack

    @85, But then what’s the point in shoving ONE pro in everyone’s face & claiming that it makes the OEM better than everyone else?

    #86 2 years ago
  87. Da Man

    #86 Because I can’t be arsed to find more similar articles. It was one from a news feed I read.

    Besides what kind of logic is that? With that in mind you might as well say that anyone can get gonorrhea regardless of their lifestyle.

    #87 2 years ago
  88. Christopher Jack

    @87, They can. Not likely unless someone goes around raping people but certainly a horrid possibility.

    #88 2 years ago
  89. Da Man

    My point is that it’s a stupid logic.

    #89 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • 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. — 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 […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

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

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

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

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

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

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

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

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

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

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

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

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

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

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

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

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

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

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

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

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

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