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PS Plus “contributing in a big way” to increased PSN sales

Friday, 26 October 2012 02:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Premium subscription offer PlayStation Plus is going from strength to strength, and driving up sales elsewhere on the PlayStation Network.

A SCE America representative told GamesIndustry that 97% of PlayStation Plus users report being happy with the service, the highest satisfaction in its history, while 93% intend to renew.

“The success of PS Plus is contributing in a big way to driving overall PSN sales, as our last quarter was the biggest in terms of transactional sales in PSN’s six-year history,” she added.

The announcement of PlayStation Plus’s Instant Collection scheme, which provides full games each month which the user can download and keep until their subscription expires, seems to have driven interest up.

“The immediate consumer reaction was completely off the charts, and membership sales more than doubled during the week of E3,” the representative said.

Executive John Koller said Plus would be a “significant” part of Sony’s marketing efforts over the next few years,

“Since E3, we’ve seen a significant rise in PlayStation Plus adoption and we’ll be utilising this,” he said.

“This is a nice weapon in our arsenal that we’ll be utilising.”

Koller said the package is particularly attractive to new users, who find instant Colelction particularly appealing as they don’t already own as many games as a veteran, and to those who aren’t yet comfortable with digital content in general.

“The new consumers who are coming in in particular, which is what I’m looking at here, if we can introduce them to PlayStation Plus and this instant game collection idea, you’re bringing them into a world that may be a bit foreign to them if they don’t own a system this current cycle,” he said.

“So that comfort level is important to us, it’s important to publishers, it’s important I think to most people in this industry that we get them comfortable with digital content.”

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39 Comments

  1. ps3fanboy

    psn plus can go to hell FOR ALL I CARE… FIX THE SINGSTAR SCANDAL ASAP!!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    this psn plus service is just a rental service you cant keep your stuff without keep paying(they dont tell you about that!)… on the official ps forums you get people daily complaining about their dlc and game disappear all the time because they don’t know… and don’t forget the psn plus is on auto charge.. so if you you forget, it will just grab your money without asking, it is to a scam!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ps3fanboy

    about the singstar scandal… they put that singstar in their ofw update and now it start up every time you gonna play a game on your ps3. without a choice of delete it or move it to a folder.. and when people started to complain about it on the official site, they throw in this Nina Scherer person to insult everyone.. just look it up, its over 800 people complaing and more on the ps forums..

    link:
    http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/10/23/get-ready-for-singstar-on-the-xmb/comment-page-17/#comments

    this is just the start…. sony just sit on their arses and do nothing.. it is gonna be the end of sony.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. ejams

    …Says the PS3 “Fanboy”.

    I’m truly satisfied with Plus though. Even if it means I don’t get to keep the games forever, it doesn’t matter a whole lot because once you’re finished a game, there’s always something new on offer.

    Plus(no pun intended), I’ll continue renewing my subscription for as long as it remains as quality as it is right now.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ps3fanboy

    i see your a casual gamer then and like to throw your money in the toilet, for digital fun that last a couple of hours…. you know i can still play my atari2600 games i bought in the 1980. you dont see the big picture here at all…. lets take an example, lets say there is a game thats is called mario bros, lets give access to it for a limited time and not let people buy it. you know what happens?…. there would be no mario today. because the game was not bought by millions and then given to the next generation for free for generations as people got older. what you will end up with in todays gaming world in the 10-20 years of gaming you got no games as legendary as mario anymore(if you think mario was a bad example then put your favorite game in there instead of it). you only got crap, no identity games no one care about… the culture of games are at stake here and it is nothing to kid about. the history is disappearing into the nothing.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. SuperGuyverUSA

    @ps3fanboy

    … Dude, chill out. I’m a big Sony fan as well, but I’m not complaining about PS Plus. If you think about it, it’s actually a good deal. With PS Plus, you can get free games, free betas, discounts on games, and so on. Sounds great, so of course it’s going to have a price. You buy PS Plus, get tons of stuff that not everybody can get, and when you want to access them and more, you pay a fee. $60 was it? For a year? Sounds good to me, and I’m a hardcore gamer.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    “Koller said the package is particularly attractive to new users, who find instant Colelction particularly appealing as they don’t already own as many games as a veteran, and to those who aren’t yet comfortable with digital content in general.”
    Exactly. New users have instant access to some of the best games this gen for a fraction of cost.

    For whiners whining about rental, isnt it the same with amazon prime, hulu, espn, netflix and countless other services? This stupid argument is only given by those who dont have a plus sub.
    And tell me something, how many really visit a game to play it again 6months/1 year after they have played it?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    @SuperGuyverUSA

    what it comes down to is… you want to rent or own.. you want to play it 10 years from now or not. if your hardcore you want to play the game 10 years from now, and pass on to grandchild so they enjoy the game too. but i fear games just gonna end up as a bad itunes song that ain’t worth the crap.. if so why are you paying the prices of the product of today. its all junk throw away…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. ps3fanboy

    @Dragon246

    you heard about retro games, it have a big scene out there even 30 years later. its a reason why people remember mario,pac man, space invaders etc… its because people can still play these games today… in the future of yours, that is rental games you will have nothing of that.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. loveaya

    ps3fanboy is really sick. For example, Now Resident Evil 5 Golden Edition is free for EU PS+. But i really don’t care about it. Why? Because i’ve bought Resident Evil 5 on its launch day and all the dlcs so totally 90 euros.

    If u really like a game, u should grab it when it’s released or shortly after its release. Not until PS+ offers u a free game. Why PS+ offers us the free games? Maybe before we missed some games because of lack of money or time. Now it’s time to pick them up. U get a free game on its launch day? It’s obviously a PSN game not a 3A game.

    ps3fanboy is always talking some vintage games. Why? u are so proud of your vintage game collection or what?

    In the report it mentions that 97% of PS+ users are satisfied with the service. So i guess ps3fanboy is the other 3% of the never-satisfied core players. Maybe ps3fanboy is just a PSN user not a PS+ user.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    @10
    +1

    He named himself that just for fun. Quite ironic.

    @9
    Tell me about retro game sales figure.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Clupula

    I’ve had a few free trials on it. If I bought less games, I’d think it was wonderful, but a lot of the stuff they offer is usually stuff I already have. I think it’s ridiculous, though, to whine about rentals and such. Digital download is the future and this also enables someone who just bought a PS3 to have a bunch of games right away.

    I think it’s a positive as long as online multiplayer remains free. As for whining about it being on auto-renew, well, that’s why you do what I do and make a note for yourself of what day to unsubscribe. It’s not Sony’s fault if people don’t get their shit together.

    Some of the discounts I’ve gotten on it, though, were just brilliant.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Clupula

    And are people really being abusive towards a representative over an icon on your XMB? Really? I’m in the states, so I don’t have…or if we do, I’ve never noticed it, but either way, geez, people. I don’t play any of the Minis, but you don’t see me saying people should be fired because there’s an icon for it on my system. People are so spoiled.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Dragon246

    @13
    They need something to rant about. Its internet.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. speedxl01

    The service is great, it’s 50 usd a year, I subscribed for 2 additional years this month, to take advantage of this promotion “Buy $100 on PSN in October, Get $20 PSN Credit”

    with PLUS you get this:
    Instant Game Collection Access (12 instant FULL GAMES with 2 or 3 rotating each month) you keep this games as long as you are subscribed.
    Discounts from 20 to 80% (if you want to own your games you can always buy them)
    Full Game Trials
    Automatic Downloads
    Access to select avatars, themes, and other items t
    Select Early Demos
    Priority Beta Invitations

    If you do not see value in paying $50 usd and getting those games and benefits then maybe the service is not for you.

    But then again, it’s optional and a plus, unlike MS with it’s live service that charges you for something that should be free like online play.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. mojo

    12:
    You dont even need to remeber the date.
    Just go into settings and uncheck the auto renew box.

    what ps3fanboy sais is utter bullshit.

    “(they dont tell you about that!)… ”
    they do

    “and don’t forget the psn plus is on auto charge.. so if you you forget, it will just grab your money without asking, it is to a scam!”
    per default it is, and i agree that this is bullshit, but on the other hand its a subscription. All subscriptions work like that, hence wh they are called subscription.
    If you dont want it to renew automaticaly you are perfectly fine to go into settings and uncheck the autorenew box.

    and what are u complaining at all?
    Every single game on Plus can also be bought. So if u want to play it without haveing an active plus sub, buy it.
    With Plus u dont pay for the games, you pay for the service, which includes having access but not owning games in a traditional way. If u dont like it you can also buy these games.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    Love PS+.

    @ps3fanboy
    It’s a subscription service. This is really quite clear to all but people who don’t read. It’s also £2.50 a month if you got it on the recent £30 for a year deal (£3.33 regular price). What do you expect? You don’t keep them forever no, but you haven’t paid to keep them forever that’s kinda why.

    It may not be value for people who tend to buy a lot of games and like their games on release, but for the vast majority it represents great value.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Christopher Jack

    I don’t think any sort of subscription should automatically renew unless you choose to. I don’t like having to go back to say the gym & tell them not to renew then they say that it won’t only to be charged again & fight for your money back- same thing again with XBL Gold & PS+.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Da Man

    What’s that, grunt246 fighting the Phony fight everywhere while calling people’s posts he can’t argue with ‘rants’? Shocker.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. freedoms_stain

    PS+ is only on auto-renew if you give them card details, but why would you when you can buy PS credit for less than its value at retail or online and pay with that with no auto-renewal?

    Also I was well aware that you had to maintain your subscription to maintain access so I don’t know where this “you cant keep your stuff without keep paying(they dont tell you about that” bullshit comes in.

    PS+ has been worth what I’ve paid and when I’m done with the service I won’t be too bothered about losing the games since I’ve already played them and I tend not to go back to games when I’m done with them.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. livewired500

    Usually I don’t think subscriptions like this are a very good deal. PSN+ is. I got it when it first started and made my $50 back in discounts in no time.

    Yeah, the free games will go away if I don’t renew, but they were free. And who complains about free stuff? Not me.

    Yes it renews automatically and I quite enjoy that because I would probably forget otherwise. I just wish that PSN+ had a family option like my XBL Gold Family. I would be happy to pay an extra $50 or so to add 3 PSNs.

    All I know is XBL doesn’t give me cool free stuff every month.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Da Man

    Tbh PSN+ is a shitty attempt at making inferior service popular by giving out seemingly ‘free’ games.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. mojo

    seeing everyone i know having plus is happy about it it cant be that shitty i guess.
    Fact is it gives u ridiculous value for little money

    infact i havent bought a game since i got plus, simply because i cant even keep up the pace of the free games..
    i still have RDR, Just Cause, Deus Ex and Saints Row pretty much unplayed..

    #23 3 years ago
  24. CycloneFox

    Whenever you subscribe for something, it automatically extends after the minimum period expires. It is like this for magazine abos, contracts for internet/telephone, electricity, gas, just everything. Why should PS Plus handle it differently?

    And are people here seriously complaining about the instant game collection? Why would anyone do that? When I truly want to own a game because of the collector’s value, or because I’m a fan of the series or the genre, then I don’t wait for a year or so until I can download it for free via PS Plus instant game collection. I buy it, the day it releases. And then I can still put out my PS3, Xbox360, PSOne, SNES or whatever after decades and play them. (Even if my SNES save data will be lost then) While on the other side, you may not be able to play a PC game because the latest windows doesn’t support it anymore, or because steam or GFWL or whatever might be away. (Hopefully, if that ever happens, they patch out their online activation, like Ubisoft patched out DRM)
    But that is another topic here…

    There are alot of games, I wanted to play, but didn’t have the time or money for. Those are games, I don’t neccessarily need to own, but I don’t want to miss them, either. So I might pick them up later for 20€ or something like that, which is still too much for some games. And this is where PS Plus is quite handy. I’m not the fan of rockstar or the open-world genre, but I still wanted to play Red Dead Redemption because of the very positive reviews. And now I have the chance to play it for free. I also know, that I will never play it again and I don’t want to own the box, because I’m not a big fan of it anyway, but If I now fall in love with it and totally want to play it again in years, I could still pick it up later.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Da Man

    It’s just a desperate attempt, they know they’re inferior so they try with these rented games.

    The games are rented, the value is illusive.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. mojo

    oh illusive. So i dont actualy play those games? Im dreaming?

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Da Man

    You don’t own them.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. DrDamn

    @26
    Don’t bite – he had to try several times before someone bit. Just ignore.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Dragon246

    @26
    Yeah you are. According to some people who dont even have a ps3, let alone plus.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Da Man

    ^You mean like those people who never owned a 360 in 360 articles?

    It would be a crazy value if you actually owned those games, as it is they just give you a limited access to them.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. KrazyKraut

    I am okay with PSN+. When a new PSN exclusives comes out, I dont buy it, because I know then earlier or later you will get it on PSN+ for free/discounted.^^ At you 4.16 euros or dollar per month and get a shitload of games. Not even renting is that cheap.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gadzooks!

    If I rent a movie and love it, chances are I’ll then go and buy it.

    Rental ‘problem’ solved. You now own it.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. varsas

    @ps3fanboy: “and don’t forget the psn plus is on auto charge”

    Only if you are fool enough to enter your credit card details into PSN and don’t do the sensible thing of buying DISCOUNTED PSN cards.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. OrbitMonkey

    ps+ great value as long as you pay. Xbox live grear service as long as you pay.

    Now see? No need for the fanboy bitch/bait.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. nikk900

    I don’t understand people complaining about the games going when the sub ends. First, you only loose free stuff, all the discounted stuff you have paid for you will keep. Secondly, it’s like saying why can’t I continue to play xbox live when my sub ends. The sub ends, you loose the stuff, same as if you subscribe to anything.

    I think it’s a great service and I will continue my sub as long as the great games keep coming.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Gadzooks!

    #34

    Does not compute: OrbitMonkey not stirring shit, but smoothing it over? ;)

    Oh you big shitsmoother, you!

    #36 3 years ago
  37. kayoss

    @ps3fanboy

    You’re an idiot… you pay $60 a year and you get free games to play that pretty much pays for itself after downloading 2-3 games and you complain? Yes most people who owns a ps3 may have the games that has been offered already but a lot of people who are new to the PS3 this is a great bargain for them. If you dont like it dont pay for it… its not a manditory option unlike Xbox live where you have to get gold in order to access your netflix account that you already paid subscription for. If you do own an xbox 360 good luck with your “reward” to get discounts on purchased games.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Clupula

    @36 – the term “shitsmoother” brings up images in my head that I very much want to leave it right now…

    #38 3 years ago
  39. TheOutcastWolf

    @ps3fanboy You don’t stand for your name at all…

    I am thinking of grabbin’ it once it has a better Vita support, until then, back to normal gaming…

    #39 3 years ago

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    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]