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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 2 years ago
  2. Mineral4r7s

    You can actually use your own HDs? Amazing.

    #2 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  8. Mike W

    @4

    Good point

    #8 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  16. JavelinX

    Good for piracy. That’s it!

    #16 2 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 2 years ago
  18. Mike W

    @13

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

    #18 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  23. DrDamn

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

    #23 2 years ago
  24. ManuOtaku

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

    #24 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
  31. Telepathic.Geometry

    sigh x 1,000

    #31 2 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 2 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

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

    #33 2 years ago

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]