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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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    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

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  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

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  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

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  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]