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Wii U: Nintendo publishes epic unboxing video

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 13:07 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo Direct features what could be the most powerful unboxing video ever created. Starring Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the Wii U unboxing shows all of the components you get in the box, and features some epic music. Watch it below.

Nintendo also published some not-so epic videos to explain how Wii U user accounts will work:

And for Wii U Chat:

Wii U is out across Europe from November 30th.

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34 Comments

  1. DrDamn

    Interesting that they didn’t edit out him being a bit of a plonker with the gamepad stand.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. silkvg247

    HDMI cables can be a bit expensive… Oh really?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    @2
    He’s been talking to a Dixon’s sales person obviously :).

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    HDMI cables can be a bit expensive.. mm yeah..

    Well, thank god Nintendo. Free HDMI cable. I think because of that I must buy this shitty console. Maybe two of them so i could have TWO Expensive HDMI cables.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    #4 i will buy two WiiU, eventually, and it is not for the HDMI cables ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Digital Bamboo

    At least it includes an HDMI cable. I was none too happy with Sony after unpackaging my new PS3 only to discover then that it didn’t include an HDMI cable, & I would have to make another trip back to the mall in order to play my $300+ HD console in HD.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6, If you buy an electronic device maybe you should read what is included in the package?

    @5, for NintendoLand? Mkay.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    Digital Bamboo +1

    Neither my XB360 nor my PS3 included a HDMI cable. I am glad to have one packed in.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    #7 Well yes and to have one for me and one for my kids, i dont want to fight over a console.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. SlayerGT

    Seriously fellas if you’re not buying your HDMI’s (or any cables for that matter) from Monoprice, you’re doing it wrong.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    It is also very obvious to me that I need to buy a pair of white gloves before my system gets here!!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    Btw, It’s nice to see Nintendo have finally arrived in 2006.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    Whats Monoprice?

    Here in the states, a low price 3ft to 6ft HDMI cable runs around 10usd. Better ones can easily cost 50usd. So having it packed in the box is a nice thing.

    When I bought my xb360 and PS3, I had to buy HD cables for them both. The HD cables(non HDMI) for xb360 cost me 30usd. I think I spent 20usd for the HDMI cables I have on my PS3.

    I gotta be honest fellas if your picking on Nintendo for sticking HDMI cables in the WiiU box, you are really looking for stuff to pick on them for. It is an HD console, it should have HD conections.

    Also keep in mind that not everyone is as techie as we are are. It is nice for a family who opens WiiU under the tree this holiday to not have to worry about what they need to get HD out of the system.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dragon246

    Cheap HDMI cable doesn’t provide any excuse for selling a technology that’s 7 years old and 150-200$ cheaper at an overpriced rate, something only ninty does.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Custard Ganet

    Nice video,cant wait to get my hands on the WiiU,hopefully sometime in the new year.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    Really Dragon? Hate much?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    #12 Earth “Btw, It’s nice to see Nintendo have finally arrived in 2006″

    I wonder how many households did have an HDtv Set on 2006, if i have to guess i will say 5% of the total households, and that will be a very optimistic guess, i think the line will be more accurate this way:
    Its nice to see Nintendo have finally arrived in 2009-2010, which is the year that the HD adoption rate did surpass the 50% rate.

    #14 dragon “Cheap HDMI cable doesn’t provide any excuse for selling a technology that’s 7 years old and 150-200$ cheaper at an overpriced rate, something only ninty does”
    It is not 7 years old, if in 2005-2006 the consoles did had 2GB or RAM, and 1080p with 60 fps, then you would had a point, but thats not the case, even now in 2012 WiiU is the only console with those specs, therefore is not 7 years old.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. SlayerGT

    OG I’m not trying to hate. I’m only trying to inform. Monoprice.com manufacturers their own cables. Equal in quality if not better than Monster Cables. Gold plated, snake rapped. I won’t tell you how much they are..go see for yourself ;) it’s all I’ve used this Gen. Flawless my friends.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Dragon246

    @OG
    No, not at all. Just mentioning the competition like you did yesterday.
    @Manu
    1080p with 60 fps thing for most games is impossible on current console tech, wiiu included. For what its worth, there wont be a single game thats 1080p60 on wiiu and not on 360 or ps3, trust me. The only thing wiiu has extra spec wise is ram (which is dirt cheap now) and gpu (just a bit better than current gen). And its cpu is poorer than 360, let alone ps3. So yeah, its excatly the same tech-wise ie. 7 years old.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    I know SlayerGT, I was aiming that at Dragon. And you are right great prices at that site I just checked. But 6ft cable, is 6-7usd, plus shiping. About what you can pay at a store like walmart or best buy. Little bit lower. Plus I am sure the WiiU cables aren’t 6ft, they look closer to three.

    So I am not dissing on the site. But, if the cables come packed into the box, isn’t that a good thing?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. ManuOtaku

    #19 Dragonand ” gpu (just a bit better than current gen). And its cpu is poorer than 360, let alone ps3. So yeah, its excatly the same tech-wise ie. 7 years old”

    And where is the official confirmation for this that the CPU and GPU are seven years old?, the only official information is that is GPU-CPU integration, therefore it seems it might be not 7 years old,

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    @20
    I think the original comments weren’t that it was a bad thing, it’s not, it’s good. Claiming they can be expensive in 2012 is the bad thing. Last one I got had gold plated ends, certified for 3D and about £6.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dragon246

    @Manu
    See Digital Foundry’s dev talk regarding wiiu and previews of wiiu games. None of them represent a significant leap over current gen, they are equal in most cases. GPU is more powerful whereas CPU is less.
    You can see why ninty is quiet about cpu of wiiu, while boasting about ram.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Zohar

    I love Iwata. He’s so down to Earth.

    There’s no way the CPU and GPU are below what the PS3 and 360 are capable of. If it is an AMD APU the architecture improvements alone make it superior, even if it doesn’t run at the same frequency. I just refuse to believe a CPU developed this (or last) year will be weaker than almost 10 year old parts. Partly due to logic and partly due to my knowledge of how much more advanced CPU architectures are now.

    I don’t know how much RAM the Wii U is packing, but if it’s 2GB that’s already 4x what the current get systems have. It’ll be faster RAM at that.

    I don’t think the Wii U will knock socks off, but I also believe people are exaggerating the supposed computational weakness.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. ManuOtaku

    #23 Dragon i have seen other devs stating the quite the opposite, theres not a real confirmation so far, but i got the feeling that the GPU-CPU will be not seven years old, and for that neither current i will say something in the middle for 3 years or so, but it is not old tech, at least not that old.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. SlayerGT

    @OG “About what you can pay at a store like walmart or best buy”.

    Not even close in quality OG. But yes, Nin packing in an HDMI cable is nice. Makes XMas morning more pleasant :) Just hope its not a proprietary cable.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Digital Bamboo

    @7 Thanks for that Erthazus. My point about the PS3 was that it should include the HDMI cable in the box. The games are HD. It has a blu-ray player. Therefore, I assumed that when I paid $300, I’d be able to use those features without having to buy another cable.

    It’s a sort of kindness, on the company’s part, to include one. I bought a PS3 slim, in 2011, in Canada. It’s a bit insulting and underhanded for Sony to charge as much as they do, toss an AV cable in (to cover their ass–you CAN still play it), & say “you sort it out.” I mean, what if the store you’re at is sold out of cheap HDMI cables? (As the first 2 I went back to were).

    It’s just a pointless pain in the ass, which I’m sure some can relate to, more than others.

    Way to buck the trend, Nintendo.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Dragon246

    @25
    They just as powerful as current-gen, game previews show that. If anything, they would find it cheaper than ps3 or 360 because of new manufacturing processes and reduction in die size.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Telepathic.Geometry

    For what it’s worth, I seriously doubt that the PS4 and NextBox will do 60 frames per second at 1080p. I’d love them to make it a standard, but I think that apart from the odd racing game here and there, they’ll mostly fix it at 30 frames and throw as many fancy special effects and textures and whatnot at the game to make it look sexy.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. DrDamn

    @27
    “Way to buck the trend, Nintendo.”

    *cough* 3DS XL Power adaptors *cough*

    #30 2 years ago
  31. mojo

    6ft hdmi for 10 dollar?
    wow..
    you get 2m hdmi for under 2 euros here..
    from amazon

    #31 2 years ago
  32. ManuOtaku

    #28 dragon you know quite well the first batch of games for a new console looks almost like the previous gen, if only a little bit better, this always has been the case, and the WiiU is not the exception of that.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. monkeygourmet

    The Wii U will do just fine graphically.

    Halo 4 has shown me what can be done with old tech.

    I can only imagine how good Zelda, Mario, Star Fox, Metroid etc… Will look on Wii U with the extra power it has.

    People are seriosly deluding themselves if they think the 720 / PS4 are going to be huge leaps gameplay wise. Even graphically they’ll pale in comparison to PC’s we have now, so i think Nintendo have made the right choice with the Wii U specs wise.

    Take Assassins Creed 3 for example. When it releases on the PC it’ll look amazing. But, it’ll still have all the gameplay faults from the console versions.

    Your still playing the SAME game you’ve been playing since AC2…

    Where’s the innovation in GAMEPLAY?!

    Of course they’ll be some cool games on 720 / PS4, but if you really think the experiences are going to be so much better because of shiny graphics, you are soooo wrong.

    @Dragon

    Ironically, all those Jap RPG’s you seem to like will prob go to the Wii U based on cheaper dev costs.

    I can see a lot of niche games heading to the Wii U when PS4 / 720 come out because it’ll be so cheap to make games for it compared to the more powerful hardware.

    I think this coming gen (720/PS4) will be the age of the ‘BLockbuster’ games…

    COD, HALO, GEARS, GOD OF WAR, all fighting it out to look best with huuuuge budgets. Gameplay however, will be the same as this gen.

    Smaller studios will prob favour the Nintendo hardare, cost wise.

    If that does bear true, give me the Wii U anyday of the week! :)

    Bayonetta 2 is a good example, i hope they can keep titles like that coming, I expect to see even more suprises from Nintendo at E3 next year.

    Hopefully an exclusive Resi Evil, Vanquish 2, things like that.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @MG
    “People are seriosly deluding themselves if they think the 720 / PS4 are going to be huge leaps gameplay wise. Even graphically they’ll pale in comparison to PC’s we have now, so i think Nintendo have made the right choice with the Wii U specs wise.”

    Given we don’t even know what the 720 and PS4 are going to be yet that’s some impressive conclusion jumping. For all we know the 720 will actually be a chunky tablet you can dock with your TV.

    “Take Assassins Creed 3 for example. When it releases on the PC it’ll look amazing. But, it’ll still have all the gameplay faults from the console versions.”

    Isn’t that a good example of a PC game being held back by lower denomination consoles?

    “Of course they’ll be some cool games on 720 / PS4, but if you really think the experiences are going to be so much better because of shiny graphics, you are soooo wrong.”

    I think experiences are going to be better for a lot of reasons, better processing, better OS, better social integration, better control options and better graphics. Next generation is defined in a lot more ways than better graphics.

    #34 2 years ago

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

  • Dying Light takes UK number one

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

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

  • Clayfighter remaster on the way, says Interplay

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

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

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

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

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

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

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

  • 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 […]