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Next-gen Xbox detailed in last issue of Xbox World – rumor

Saturday, 17 November 2012 15:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The last issue of Xbox World promises to go out with a bang as it contains eight pages of everything there is to know about the next Xbox console.

According to the magazine’s editor in chief Dan Dawkins, everything revealed in the issue pertaining to “Durango” will “be revealed long before E3 in June,” he told CVG.

Xbox World claims the next console from Microsoft will simply be called “Xbox” and introduces Kinect 2.0, runs Blu-ray discs, features directional audio, TV output/input, an “innovative controller” and AR glasses will be made available later on down the road.

The dev kits currently contain a CPU with “four hardware cores, each divided into four logical cores” and 8GB of RAM.

Xbox World’s last issue, dated January 2013, should be hitting newsstands in December alongside the last issue of PSM3 which also promises a full exposé on PS4.

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39 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    It’s going to contain a tablet style controller preloaded with Smart Glass.

    It’s going to be revolutionary, oh wait.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    8 gb of ram. Now that is cool.

    My previous PC. 8 GB is enough for everything.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. polygem

    but will it run mario?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. polygem

    what does bluray mean for backwards capability?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    bluray drives can run dvd’s and cd’s.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SlayerGT

    @4 if this Gen has taught us anything its, why have bc when we can sell you the same game again digitally?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. polygem

    yea sure it´s just not working the other way around. was a bit on the slowbrained side there.

    that said, i really think bc is a must for the nextboxps4. a must.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. NocturnalB

    Damn those are some big words, hope it’s true. I just hope they keep the always on connection crap off of it.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SlayerGT

    Speaking of..does anyone use backward compatibility here? I recently played some GTA:San Andreas. The only games I’ve really gotten into this Gen, from last Gen, are Ace Combat and Tourist Trophy.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. NocturnalB

    @9 It’s funny you say that i just recently tooled around on my old copy of GTA: San Andreas too! I bought the box set of GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas that came out back on first Xbox. Only thing that sucks is none of the old cheats work lol.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. SlayerGT

    Back on topic, I think Sony should also call their next console “Playstation” simply. Works for Apple yeah?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. mistermogul

    I can’t imagine MS opting for Blu-Ray not after they have held off so long on the 360…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    @11

    Yep, would make sense.

    The brands are that established now, I think using Xbox and Playstation would work.

    It would actually finally show MS’s true colours. They always ŵere going to use the Xbox as a Trojan horse media device, hence the original name.

    Now, with all there media focus, it’s all coming together.

    Sony might have it more difficult. Many people don’t really associate the Playstation brand as anything other than gaming. Not so helpful in the oncoming media war.

    Nintendo choose Wii U to ride on the success of Wii, but I was hoping they’d have just gone for the plain ‘Nintendo’ name.

    Old skool style! Everyone used to call the NES the Nintendo! :)

    Also, I wonder how much it will be. With Kinect 2, a new controller AND über powerful console, you’ve got to be talking £500…

    Just waiting for the subscription service.

    Sony can’t afford to put out another £500 console at the moment, it would kill them off.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Maximum Payne

    If it run blue ray discs , will then MS paying to Sony for each sold unit or something ?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. NocturnalB

    @12 Blu-ray has become affordable, and the disks will do good for games because they can hold so much data, faster r/w, better display, etc

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Mike W

    @15
    I think so. This is great news. :)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    MonkeyG +1

    As for BR in xbxnxt, they had better be able to have faster load times w/o the need to isnstall everything the way PS3 does.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @OG

    Which way you tilting next gen?

    Gonna stick with the Wii U and PC for a while, or do you think your going all in with MS or Sony?! :)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. NocturnalB

    @OG

    I think so. The older BR (I liked your way it was shorter) gets, the better people learn to control the tech to their advantage. PS3 launched with BR, that was the best they new what to do with it 8 (9?) years ago. Better BR disk drive tech has come along since then, so i have decent hopes. But like i said, what i DON’T want to see, is always on connection NOR a built-in kinect, add those 2 things together equals big brother to me.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. hitnrun

    Remember, Microsoft rejected Blu-Ray as part of a chess game in their larger war between electronics giants. Microsoft was backing the HD-DVD, which everyone knew was doomed, but it still wasn’t about to help Sony get over in that brief but bitter format battle.

    The reason they never embraced BR midstream is because it would have involved an external peripheral, splitting the userbase and killing the Xbox as a console, for no real benefit to them (MS doesn’t get a cut of the BR movies you buy). It was a much smarter play for MS to stick to DVD9s and use their greater install base to force developers to make games for the specs of the 360 and let PS3 owners fume.

    Now that that war is long since resolved, of course the next Xbox will have Blu Ray. If they’re stubborn cusses they could try the Nintendo route and create their own slightly askew proprietary storage, but the result will be the same.

    And yes, BR on Xbox would mean MS would be paying a license fee to the consortium that developed BR, of which Sony is a member. It’s not really significant against the larger strategic questions, however.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Mike W

    I think both systems are going to be price at $399. I think that is they highest they can go. MS is going to be a little bit more, when you factor in Xbox live.

    8gb of ram is great if true. But 4gb of ram is way more than enough. Lets hope Sony makes a system that’s easy to developed for, so we won’t have to hear to these fucking cry baby developers complain how hard it is to develop for.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. TheOutcastWolf

    There, there. This Blu-Ray non-sense again?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. HZSA

    What’s the problem with BluRay.. Sure the next Xbox will have it..

    #23 2 years ago
  24. M. K.

    Well, if this is close to the truth, that could be really awesome. But I’m still not convinced. The new Xbox with a powerful tablet/netbook or a complete new pc. Time will tell, but this sounds truly awesome, 2013 can’t come soon enough!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Lounds

    I agree with the name playstation said earlier. In Japan they can’t name it PS4 due to the number 4 being bad or something stupid, which why they have this gay naming convention called orbis. They best not name it that, I still think the PSvita should of been called PSP2.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. NocturnalB

    Wasn’t it said (rumored) with the dev kits having 8GB of RAM the console would likely contain 4GB? I sure hope it stays at 8 GB.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. M. K.

    How would it make sense to shorten the Ram for the final box?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lounds

    8gb costs fuck all.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Maximum Payne

    8gb cost around $40 so imagine how much would cost if Sony buy huge amount of it.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Bomba Luigi

    I don’t think that all the Ram will be for Gaming, I guess some Ram will be reserved for the OS. Multitasking will become more Importance with Multimedia-Stuff becoming a bigger Part of the System.

    But, however, My PC is doing Fine with Multiplattform Titels. I don’t care about the Tech behind the Console, they need some Exclusive Titels to make me buy a new Console.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. BordorFox

    Why do people associate Blu-ray with just Sony?

    Blu-ray was backed by Sony..Yes but not the only Company to back it.

    The Blu-ray Disc format was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers, with more than 180 member companies from all over the world. The Board of Directors currently consists of:

    Apple Computer, Inc.
    Dell Inc.
    Hewlett Packard Company
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    LG Electronics Inc.
    Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Pioneer Corporation
    Royal Philips Electronics
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Sharp Corporation
    Sony Corporation
    Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    TDK Corporation
    Thomson Multimedia
    Twentieth Century Fox
    Walt Disney Pictures
    Warner Bros. Entertainment

    …so yes there is quite more muscle behind blu-ray then just Sony.

    HD-DVD which was backed by Microsoft had also some of it’s own backers.

    The HD DVD Promotion Group

    ALMEDIO INC.
    ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    BANDAI VISUAL CO., LTD.
    Broadcom Corporation
    CANON INC.
    CMC Magnetics Corporation
    Corel Corporation
    D&M Holdings Inc.
    Digital Theater Systems
    EXPERT MAGNETICS Corp.
    FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Fujitsu Limited.
    FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Gibson Musical Instruments
    GM Records
    Hewlett-Packard Company
    Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Imation Corp
    Intel Corporation
    ITRI
    Justsystem Corporation
    KADOKAWA HOLDINGS,INC.
    Kenwood Corporation
    kinyosha printing co.,ltd.
    Konica Minolta Opto, Inc. Lenovo Japan
    McRAY Corporation
    Memory-Tech Corporation
    Microsoft Corporation
    Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd. / Verbatim
    Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Moser Baer India Ltd
    NEC Corporation
    NEC Electronics Corporation
    NIHONVTR INC.
    Oerlikon Japan Co., Ltd.
    ONKYO CORPORATION
    Paramount Home Entertainment
    PONY CANYON INC.
    PonyCanyon Enterprise INC.
    Prodisc Technology Inc.
    Protron Digital Inc.
    PULSTEC INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD
    Q-TEC,INC.
    RICOH COMPANY LTD.
    RITEK CORPORATION
    SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Sonopress GmbH
    TAIYO YUDEN CO.,LTD.
    TEAC CORPORATION
    TEIJIN CHEMICALS LTD.
    Toemi Media Solutions Limited
    TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    TOSHIBA CORPORATION
    TOSHIBA DIGITAL FRONTIERS INC.
    Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation
    TOSHIBA-EMI LIMITED TRENDY Corporation
    Ulead Systems, Inc.
    Universal Pictures
    Warner Home Video Inc.

    Thus the format war started and Blu-ray won and the HD DVD format and group was dissolved in 2008.

    Microsoft would be smart to move to Blu-ray and given Blu-ray is replacing DVDs and making their way into the living room, Xbox as a home entertainment system would be void without it.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Lounds

    I can’t believe consoles are still using physical media, my PC hasn’t needed it since 2008, everything is purchased through steam. The only advantage to physical media is cheap games, I bought a PS3 in 2010 and I have loads of great games for less than £10 each.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. NiceFellow

    @34 from a global perspective probably 50% or more of the addressable market requires physical media – so it’s not really a surprise they still need physical media if you think about it.

    The next round of consoles will absolutely need physical options to compete globally. After that…? Well, depending on progress maybe they could drop physical media but that time sure isn’t here yet.

    Sure, I guess if one of the big three was willing to sacrifice that market and focus purely on US, UK and a few other markets they could take a risk with digital only but clearly none of them have the appetite for it.

    It’s one thing to have relatively small apps on something like the iPad, but 10GB plus games (and increasingly 20GB plus games) require either a really solid internet infrastructure or physical media.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    Just for fun:

    360: 22.4 GB/s + eDRAM for framebuffer
    PS3: 25.6 GB/s main memory BW + 22.4 GB/s graphics memory BW, no eDRAM

    GTX 680: 192.2 GB/s :P

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @36

    GTX 680 on its own is twice the price of Xbox 360 ( about £400 on amazon for example ).

    Then memory, motherboard etc..

    Shock horror, something that costs 5 times as much is better than a cheaper option…

    Also, you just ripped those stats NEOGAF / Kotaku.

    They were inspecting the Wii U memory specs.

    http://kotaku.com/5961547/report-wii-u-cracked-open-system-memory-and-speed-revealed

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Fin

    Devkit specs aren’t indicative of retail specs.

    Backwards compatibility is presumably unlikely in Durango, as the rumours say the architecture’s moving from PowerPC to x86. Unless they write some sort of ninja emulator.

    @36

    That’s a completely meaningless comparison. GTX 680 came out six years after the consoles.

    Just for fun:

    1990 PC: 320×240
    Xbox 360: 1920×1080

    #36 2 years ago
  37. ManuOtaku

    The only thing that i want is they do avoid the always connected part to play singleplayer games, from both sony and microsoft, specs wise i dont mind, i only want an improvement of what we have avaliable today, something more than that is a win in my eyes.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. CyberMarco

    Here is the cover of the final issue of XBOX World.

    http://www.techspot.com/news/50843-final-issue-of-xbox-world-reveals-details-on-microsofts-xbox-720.html

    #38 2 years ago
  39. polygem

    @Marco: thank you for the link! there´s a pic of the actual console! i hope it will look like that. absoluteley loving the design. instantly hyped now.

    that said, i hope they wont change too much about the gamepad. the 360 pad is almost perfect imho. if the new xbox will have a wiiu/smartglassesque controller i really do hope there will be a classic option just like on wii u too.

    #39 2 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]