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Standard 8GB Wii U has 3GB space after mandatory installations

Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:25 GMT By Nick Akerman

Did you pre-order the basic 8GB Wii U just to download console exclusives? If so, you’re going to be disappointed. Nintendo has revealed the smaller models only have 3GB of space left once the system has finished downloading its mandatory installs.

This means you’ll be forced to buy external hardware if you want to install most titles. Even lightweight games such as the 3.2GB Nintendo Land can’t comfortably snuggle onto the device.

The Wii U will support up to 2TB of memory from drives that have an external power source. Nintendo has suggested USB storage can be used, although it isn’t recommended.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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33 Comments

  1. Mike W

    Well this is not a big deal. We knew for a while now we had to buy our own source of storage if we were going to do heavy gaming with the Wii u.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Mineral4r7s

    You can actually use your own HDs? Amazing.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. mistermogul

    Oh Nintendo you baffle me!

    Seeing as they are selling at a loss I can understand why memory space may be low but 8Gb and 32Gb are pretty pointless. HDD’s and even flash is cheap these days, surely they could have stretched to at least 64Gb with their buying power?

    Also what’s the effing point of having an SD card slot when you can’t boot games from SD? The Wii and 3DS seem to have no problem…

    I would love to be in an executive meeting in Kyoto when they are discussing these things as their decisions are frickin lost on me…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Nick Akerman

    @Mike W: For those who just want to play console exclusive games (not “heavy gaming” as it were), I’m sure this is pretty annoying.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    @Article
    “Nintendo has suggested USB storage can be used, although it isn’t recommended.”

    What is recommended then? I thought USB *was* the storage option.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. KAP

    ………..smh.

    I love the way there are already people making excuses for this. Yet if PS4 or 720 did this they’ll be the same ones to be up in arms.

    This is insane, an just goes to show the demographic there conning. Great job Nintendo. And I very much doubt you can transfer actual games on external HDD. smh.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    Well i was thinking which one i will get,i havent decide it yet, since the impressions of the black one is that is a magnet for fingerprints,so i was in a fence which one i would finally get, but now is decided i will get the black one at least it will have 27 GB left after the update, so i could buy little inferno and tori tori 2 without any aditional expense in memory devices.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Mike W

    @4

    Good point

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Fin

    Wtf, why would they even release an 8GB model if this is the case?

    Nintendo really have no idea wtf they’re doing.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Mike W

    @7

    If you can find it, I will be picking up mine this Sunday, enjoying NG: Razor’s edge. ;)

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Bomba Luigi

    8 or 3 Gigs – does that really matter? Its not enough anyway when you wanna Download Stuff.
    But you can use any HDD you want and plug in to the WiiU, so I don’t think it really is a big Problem. It’s more like a hard to understand curiosity why Nintendo don’t build in more Space. Maybe Later.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. ManuOtaku

    #10 Mike I will need to wait till mid december aprox, iam in Venezuela therefore i will need to wait for the import process.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @6
    Original 20Gb 360 used 7Gb for the system.

    “And I very much doubt you can transfer actual games on external HDD.”

    Do you mean you doubt you can use an external USB HDD for games? They have announced and confirmed you can already. The built in storage is more for game saves.

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/ready.jsp

    More info on external storage …

    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/external_usb_storage.jsp

    NB: It is flash/thumb drives which are not recommended. SD Cards can’t be used for games, but can be used for saves etc.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. freedoms_stain

    @5, I believe the distinction is between small unpowered USB pendrives/thumbdrives and full on large capacity USB harddrives with their own wall wart.

    8GB was a dick move in light of these new circumstances. It really wouldn’t have cost them too much more to bump the packages to 16GB and 64GB, especially at the quantities Nintendo will be buying and the length of the contracts they’ll be securing.

    Being able to use 2TB of generic memory is still better than what Microsoft are shilling to their 4GB market.

    edit: hot damn you did your own research and beat me to the punch :p

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    Hey, I know, lets jump on Nintendo for actualy doing a good thing!!

    Sound the battle call….ATTACKKKKKK!

    Really guys?

    You can attach near any old extrenal HDD and use upto 2TB(I read it was actualy upto 3TB). Now you don’t need to buy perpritory ones with the prices jacked up like MS and Sony offer for extra storage on their systems(XB360 and Vita). The fact that I can go to store and for a VERY reasonable cost come home with a ton of storage is a major bonus for the console. Even better is that I don’t need to open my system up to install the HDD(ala PS3). I can just plug it in. It is cheap and easy.

    But your right lets get the pitch forks.

    Btw anyone else find it funny that Nintendo gets lamb basted for having 8GB while MS sells a system with 4GB? Esp when the MS charges so much for their own memory upgrades?

    Could Nitendo have more storage? Sure, but then the price would go up, sometimes there needs to be a trade off. The only thing this means to me is that Nintendo has to work with 8GB in the future for their system updates and such.

    Anyone remember PSx, you couldn’t even save your game without purchasing a Sony memory card.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. JavelinX

    Good for piracy. That’s it!

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gadzooks!

    Well that’s quite the toepunt to the undercrackers isn’t it?

    So not only is 5 gigs of storage redundant, but you’ll have to download that 5 gigs before being able to use the machine? Christ, that’s PS3 levels of inept OS engineering.

    As I said after the last WiiU announcement, I’m moving farther from ‘must have’ and closer to ‘forget that shizz’ with every word written about the machine.

    Way to dampen entheusiasm Ninty.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Mike W

    @13

    Take it easy bro, the author is just stating how it might be an annoyance to some.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. PEYJ

    An external one? I actually prefer the inserted version to avoid to many units. The install process for PS3 isn’t that difficult and time consuming and you still need to format the hard drive for the Wii U. Odd decision in my opinion.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @15
    “Btw anyone else find it funny that Nintendo gets lamb basted for having 8GB while MS sells a system with 4GB? Esp when the MS charges so much for their own memory upgrades?”

    In this case it’s more what they say and what you get. MS did get lambasted for the 20Gb drives which were reduced to 13Gb usable on initial 360 release. A 4Gb system now is 4Gb usable. Here Nintendo sells you an 8Gb system and only 3Gb of that is then usable.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @17
    Original article has “The Basic 8GB Wii U offering has just 3GB space after installing system software and creating a user profile, Nintendo has revealed.” – no mention of needing to download it too.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    Incidentally, getting “lamb basted” sounds like a particularly delicious way to get burned by hot oil.

    Just imagine how tasty the burn scabs would be!

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    @22
    Ewwww! I feel a bit sick … and intrigued …

    #23 3 years ago
  24. ManuOtaku

    #22 That will depend of which part of the body we are talking about ;)

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Joe Musashi

    Looks like ‘magic’ costs 5gb.

    I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a console that seems to have more varied specs, terms, codes, labels, ids, points, achievements, online and other features than the Wii-U. And half of what you read appears to need a little technical disclaimer about how what is said isn’t how it actually works out.

    I’m quite happy to let the early adopters and blind devotees be the guinea-pigs on this one.

    JM

    #25 3 years ago
  26. lexph3re

    Wow… Lot’s of justifications for this. So, let’s get something straight….. It is recommended that you use a wall mounted HDD? So not only would you have to plug in your Wii U but plug in the “recommended” HDD. Just…. wow… that’s an inconvenience.

    I’ll wait for the Hardware revision with larger internal memory. You guys can have fun with this launch.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Telepathic.Geometry

    @OlderGamer: I’m pretty sure MS get shit for virtually every move they make all the time too.

    And in light of the fact that the 8GB version has a theoretical max of 3GB usable space, which is obviously intended for future updates and save files, I think that they shouldn’t advertise it as 8GB at all. They should just call the 32GB one a 24GB Wii U, and the 8GB as 0GB. Nintendo were always good about being honest about the realistic performance of their hardware in the past, I think that they should avoid misleading customers in this case too.

    ALSO! I have a 1TB Time Machine, but I’ll be fucked if I’m hooking it up to my Nintendo. Nintendo has an online store so we will need storage space. So give it to us FFS. 100GB or so. Ye gave us an HDMI cable, so why not storage space? I mean, that is the pro system, right? WTF stop at 25GB? That’s not worth a shite. Go large or go home Ninty…

    #27 3 years ago
  28. ManuOtaku

    I think all the inconveniences will be forgotten as soon as the user is playing the good games, this happens with all consoles including ps3 and 360 too, and i got the feeling it will be the same with the WiiU, i will not mind them that much once i will be having a blast, for instance i having a blast with darksiders 2 on the ps3 and really i dont mind the encountered inconviences, i know they are still there, is just that playing the game i dont think on them,and i dont mind them, the first thing is having fun with the game and the console, everything else, is a second thing, really.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Mike W

    @15

    Why are you so defensive? Just buy a bigger hard-drive and be done with it. They could’ve done a shady move like MS and told us if you want a bigger hard drive, you’ll have to buy from Nintendo and no one else.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet

    I love how many supposedly ‘intelligent’ gamers become complete idiots when talking about the Wii U.

    It’s really not that difficult to understand how the console works or the features it has available if you actually bother to listen.

    Half the time, people are making random comments that have little in relation to reality.

    The memory can be upgraded with ANY external hard drive…

    How this is being turned into a negative point is beyond me.

    If you go for the pro model, it’s not even an issue, plus you get loads more stuff in the package.

    If you wanted to comment on the point of releasing this console SKU, that would be more fair. But you’d also have to point the same arguement at Sony and MS too as they have equally cheap ‘starter’ models.

    It’s like your all being thick as shit for the sake of it. It’s not even good trolling.

    If Nintendo had made you purchase a Nintendo official HD (ala Sony & Vita) for a high premium price, then yeah, go nuts at them. But complaining about this is just weird…

    Before any:

    “Nintendo need to explain how this console works better arguements”…

    Maybe to soccer mom’s, grandparents etc… But that kind of demographic are idiots when it comes to tech anyway.

    E.g. I was in Blockbuster yesterday and the staff member was having to explain to a Mum you could actually delete files off the 360 HD, you didn’t have to purchase a brand new HD everyime you ran out of space.

    There are always people who don’t know how basic tech works, but hearing the backlash against this from tech savvy people is just weird.

    Its a god send being able to use the external HD’s I have kicking around.

    For the average customer (I talked about above), well, they’ll just get sold as much shit as the sales person can get away with… Screen protectors, Wiimote polish, a left handed Wii remote etc…

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Telepathic.Geometry

    sigh x 1,000

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Gekidami

    “Btw anyone else find it funny that Nintendo gets lamb basted for having 8GB while MS sells a system with 4GB? Esp when the MS charges so much for their own memory upgrades?”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdofmoYcJNE&feature=related

    #32 3 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    I think you missed something somewhere Gek. But by all means carry on.

    #33 3 years ago

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    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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