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PS Plus coming to Vita with software update 2.00

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 16:10 GMT By Nick Akerman

PlayStation Vita’s system software update 2.00 will add PS Plus functionality to Sony’s handheld. Current PS Plus subscribers will be able to enjoy extra benefits on Vita with no extra cost from November 21.

Players will be given access to four gamers per month, as well as the chance to take advantage of exclusive discounts and online storage. PS3 users who have already subscribed to PS Plus won’t have to worry about forking out for the service a second time; access is free if you pay for the console version.

The Instant Game Collection across both platforms will provide at least five new games a month. Updates will also download automatically and trophies sync across devices.

Here’s the first load of games Vita users will receive for free:

-Uncharted: Golden Abyss
-Gravity Rush
-Wipeout 2048
-Jet Set Radio
-Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (the PSP title)

If you’re yet to take the leap on PS Plus, this might be the perfect time. The service costs £11.99 for 90 days or £39.99 per year.

The full list of titles and bonuses for the US can be found here, and European users should head through here.

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40 Comments

  1. Dragon246

    YEAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
    GR and UC:GA as IGC vita games, what more can a vita owner ask?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CycloneFox

    in the past, I always tried to get the card version of the game, to save space on my small 8GB card (included in my day-one bundle). But now I definately know, that 8GB is too small. I need a new card.
    the instant game collection for the ps3 was also my reason to get a new HDD and upgrade my ps3 to 500gb.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/11/13/playstation-plus-for-ps-vita-launch-details-confirmed/

    Gravity Rush and Uncharted? Blimey that’s good going. Have neither of those. Later we also get Chronovolt (new game) and Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack.

    Also need to get a new card to store this stuff on, my initial 16Gb one is creaking already :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Deacon

    Gravity Rush is QUALITY. This is looking much better than expected.

    Four games per month?? And they’re bashing out two of the biggest retail games on Vita day 1? I can’t see how they can keep that up tbh. They’re offering free games at a faster rate than they’re being released!

    I’m guessing we could download the stuff to our PS3 and keep it there until we want to play it, for those who have limited space etc.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Nick Akerman

    Updated with the first load of freebies. :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Deacon

    Some of those are US only…(Wipeout, JetSet, FFT) might be worth mentioning to avoid confusion.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Hold on..you get ALL those games for free?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. _LarZen_

    PS+ is just getting better and better.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dragon246

    @7
    Yep

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    Links to both the NA and Euro lists are in there now.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    Maybe i’m understanding it the wrong way..but in the EUropean list it says :

    As with the PS3 service, we will have titles that will be available to you for a longer period of time than usual so you have the chance to play them when and where you feel like, without worrying about them leaving the service anytime soon. For the PS Vita, these two titles will be Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Gravity Rush.

    ————-

    Available to you for a longer period of time? I’m not sure but does that mean i can play them for awhile and then they will be ‘locked’ again? I mean….12 pounds for Uncharted AND Gravity Rush? Please help me understand this.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    @11
    PS+ works by making games available for a limited period. As long as you grab a copy during that time you can keep playing it as long as you maintain your subscription. As soon as your sub expires you can’t play them anymore. So £12 will get you access to them for 3 months (plus any others which get made available in that time). You aren’t buying the games, this is a subscription service, so you need to keep your sub active.

    Grabbing the titles doesn’t have to mean fully downloading. Just adding it to your basket, checking out and then cancelling the download will make it available for future download as its in your download list.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Greek God

    PS+ just got even more insane
    srsly get +

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    Plus is a great value. Of all of the ideas that get copied and cloned around the industry, I hope Nintendo and esp MS catch on to this. Would be one hella boon to be able to offer older and outdated games for a monthly sub. Would work a little like Renting or OnLive, where you pay a lump sum for new releases, but once those games are a couple of years old, they come out as part of your subscription service. Would also help move DLC for older games and maybe keep them viable.

    That being said, I know Sony isn’t sticking to just older games. Sometimes they release not only newer, but brand new games for their Plus Service. I was up until very recently a PSN+ member. I just decided that I turned the system on so infrequently, that it really wasn’t worth me paying for Plus. Not to mention that if I was to continue I would need a bigger HDD. And again, I don’t use the PS3 much.

    If I didn’t spend most of my game time elsewhere, PSN+ would be an absolute must. Kudos to Sony for actualy coming up with something this gen that seperates them from the pack. It is a great service and is nice to see Sony take the lead in something again.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    How the fuck are Sony making money out of this? It just seems like a unsustainable business model :-/

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    In order to feel that way Orbit, don’t you have to assume that Sony would be able to sell the games if they didn’t include them in the subscription? If the games aren’t selling to begin with, or if the sales of (even discounted) DLC for said games makes up a decent enough difference…I could see it.

    Before I was a Plus member, I only bought PSN games once in awhile. After becoming a Plus member I found myself buying DLC for games I wouldn’t even have purchased if they weren’t included. Not to mention my Plus sub fee.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. OrbitMonkey

    Yeah I suppose… But when they give away games like Crysis 2, Bulletstorm & Human Revolution… I wonder how much that must cost? They don’t own those ip’s…

    We have scrap men in the UK, always collecting people’s metal waste & what not. Is that what Sony are doing? Collecting up old games, giving them out on psn+ & hoping members buy dlc & sequels?

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    @15
    A lot of the bigger games are Sony ones, so lower cost to them to use like this. Other games are ones that don’t have many real sales left in them. So again they can be used. The more people Sony get subbing the better it is for them. Steady and predictable money coming in, negociated one off costs to pit the games up. As OG mentioned releases get tied in with DLC promos too, so pubs make more money that way too.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. ManuOtaku

    Well iam happy with free PSN, most of the games offered on the PSN+ i do already have them, and iam not a fan of buying the games and when the subscription expires you dont have the games available anymore, like i said iam quite happy with free PSN, and i dont have any reasons to go for PSN+, but i do understand that many people will love it and find great value on it, i just hope Sony will not stop supporting free PSN on their next console.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. freedoms_stain

    DLC sales are almost certainly the motivation for the non-Sony titles that go up on the service.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @19
    It’ll be interesting what happens next time. They have to be more than a little envious of the money MS rake in from Live. So I think a subscription model of some sort is on the cards. Not a straight charge for playing online, but a multi-tier service package is likely I think. With the free side the bare bones and the minimum entry offering very good value in other areas (like PS+ – games, cloud storage, possibly media stuff too).

    #21 2 years ago
  22. ManuOtaku

    I agree Doc, and it will be interesting for sure, i just hope they dont ditch free bare bones PSN just for their not so good economical state right now, that will force them to make big changes in their overall strategy, like closing free PSN and going with multiple types of paid services, with a minimum asked price for the bare bones free PSN.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Deacon

    I think they’ll keep the free component as is. Thinking of territories, Sony aren’t going to all of a sudden push a pay-to-play-online service onto their Japanese userbase. Not when the Xbox sells so poorly over there. It angers me how those of us in America and even Europe are getting completely used to Microsoft charging to play online. My guess is that it’s still a pretty alien concept in Japan, and so I’m hoping Sony stick to their guns. We can but hope!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    I think people will happily pay for an online service that matches the quality, stability and features of XBL.

    Oh wait… tens of millions of gamers already do! On XBL!

    I might have kept my PS3 if PSN wasn’t such a shonky bag of arse.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Deacon

    Not everyone gets home and sits playing online MP evening after evening. Not everyone wants to chat to people playing some other game while they’re playing something else (I still can’t fathom why anyone would want to do this. Ever).

    PSN is a tad clonky, but as a store it serves it’s purpose just fine. And once you’re in and playing online, the services are virtually identical. If you’re getting lag then that’s down to your ISP, not some ‘inferior service’.

    PSN has hed less profile hacks and Fifa trophies appearing / money being raped than XBL (a PAID service).

    I’m not getting into this with you Gadz. We all know your take on Sony/PSN.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. mojo

    me paying for some extra services, maybe. I currently subbed to plus.
    me paying only to play a game online?yeah, not gonna happen. Because fuck you, thats why.

    Worked out fine the last 15 years without paying someone, will work in the future too, or im literaly out of the game.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    #25

    “I’m not getting into this with you Gadz.”

    Oh, but that’s exactly what you did.

    It’s fine though, you’ll change your tune when Sony charges for online services next gen, and harmony will be restored.

    Of course that is if Sony lasts that long. There’s a very good article up on Kotaku right now explaining how Sony is already dead, shuffling to it’s inevitable conclusion through the last few decaying nerve pulses.

    Survive or not, either way hoping for a free online service next gen is futile.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Deacon

    The article is pretty narrow in focus. But hey, according to Kotaku it seems we’re drawing ever closer to your dream day of Sony exiting the industry altogether! Fingers crossed eh mate.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Gadzooks!

    #28

    “Narrow in focus”

    Please elaborate.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. absolutezero

    >kotaku

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Deacon

    It mainly focusses on insight from a handful of executives and a bunch of shop owners, and completely ignores how well Sony have done with the Playstation brand.

    Sure, it’s an interesting read, but then Sony’s fragmentation hasn’t really been kept secret all these years, and it’s obvious that while some arms will do well others will not. You can’t win all the battles all the time.

    They’re clearly not the company they once were, but it’s great to have someone in the gaming industry who offers good value gaming instead of charging for every last morsel – even if it is at the expense of their own bottom line.

    Having already handed your wallet over to MS and accepted that ‘this is the future’, I wouldn’t expect you to understand or value this.

    Why did you even bother with this thread Gadz? you have an alert pop up every time someone mentions Xbox?

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Gadzooks!

    #31

    How very precious. You should get together with Dragon123 and maybe you could braid eachothers vaginas while having a little cry about how everyone doesn’t agree with your opinion.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Deacon

    I would’ve thought 24 hours was enough time to muster something a little better than a vagina joke.
    Quick man! there are other Sony articles to be trolling!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Gadzooks!

    Yeah well I was hoping for better than ‘you handed MS your wallet’ insults when there was an interesting, if somewhat narrow-focus, article ripe for discussion.

    Life is full of dissapointments, eh?

    #34 2 years ago
  35. OrbitMonkey

    Lol, wants discussion… Throws vagina insults when differing view offered ;-)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    @34
    I thought the Kotaku article was fairly poor. Too much emphasis on anecdotal evidence and things which don’t really relate. The smaller electronics stores for example. For an article of that size not enough factual information to back up the conjecture.

    This one has a similar tone but a lot more concrete info that matters …

    http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/business-it/is-sony-buying-time–or-problems-20121005-273fy.html

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Gadzooks!

    #36

    The Kotaku article was light on data, but it was interesting to read how the once ‘national hero’ corporation has fallen from grace in the eyes of both Japanese retailers and consumers.

    It was an article as much about attitudes as finances.

    The one you linked is much more about facts and figures, but Sony’s problems have come about through more than just the value and throughput of stock. Public perception has changed, and that’s as hard to fix as a broken bank balance.

    In entertainment they lost a little ground over the last 7 or so years, but in electronics they have little credibility left, with competitors beating them not just on price but on features.

    #35

    Aaaaand the pointless heckler arrives with absolutely nothing of worth to say, right on schedule.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Deacon

    Conjecture. You state “Public perception has changed” from the brief opinions of a handful of shop owners and customers. The article then runs with these few opinions and takes liberties in summarizing ‘what it all means’. Kotaku eh?

    Still, thanks for putting it out there Gadz. And thanks DrD for linking the other article. I like Hirai, but I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. DrDamn

    @37
    Similar to what Deacon said. I’m not saying the conclusions are right or wrong, but the methods of achieving them.

    The conclusion they put forward is not backed up.

    “corporation has fallen from grace in the eyes of both Japanese retailers and consumers.”

    Possibly, but they don’t show that, they just quote some people who think that. It shouldn’t be difficult to back this up with some other information. The retailer opinion is from the small retailers Sony (rightly or wrongly) seems to have taken a decision to leave behind. That in itself will have an impact on their opinions. They acknowledge that Sony have shifted retail into the big chains, but don’t try and solicit opinion there – why not? Again it may well back up the article, but we don’t know because they didn’t do it (or didn’t include it).

    As indicated above a lot of Japanese electronics companies are in trouble. Sharp recently had to re-jig it’s debt, Panasonic are not doing well. How does this fit in with the article?

    #39 2 years ago
  40. OrbitMonkey

    Pfft, heckler accusations from the resident Sony slagger are a bit rich :-/

    So some small shopkeepers are pissed that Sony does more business online? The market doesn’t rise & fall on their opinion though does it?

    Only gaming internet nutters wanting to read a whole lot into nothing.

    #40 2 years ago

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  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • 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. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • 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, has a team multiplayer mode

    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. Update: Turns […]

  • 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

    GOG.com 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: time to let us get to know you better!

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

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power sure is pretty

    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 […]