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PS3 number one overall for Netflix viewing, says Hastings

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 16:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Netflix has announced PS3 as its largest TV-connected platform in terms of viewing.and at times it even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix viewing. “[It's our] No. 1 platform overall,” said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. “PS3 is a natural fit for Netflix in terms of developing and first deploying our most advanced features. We can transparently update our application with new features on a daily basis, and through the free PlayStation Network, people around the world can sign up for Netflix directly from their PS3.” The console is also currently the only platform to experience a new voice user interface called “Max” that’s currently being tested.Netflix is also available on Vita.

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50 Comments

  1. Gadzooks!

    I presume the usual asshats will troll Sony for not focussing on games, in exactly the same way they would troll MS if they were mentioned here?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Cobra951

    @1:

    It seems to me that you immediately saw that weakness yourself, and you’re projecting it on to “asshats” (which presumably must include me). Sure, the obvious response to the article is “I can get a much cheaper Netflix set-top box than a PS3″. I suspect even disillusioned PS3 owners may have thought of that one.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. NiceFellow

    @1 I wouldn’t be so sure. I would expect more “so much for 360 owning media in the home” type action.

    Being serious about that point it is a little surprising as I thought Netflix was US centric so it’s not great for MS claims on being the home for entertainment that a device with a smaller install base actually has more use than theirs.

    The split geographic markets have seriously made this one wacky console gen that’s for sure.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Gadzooks!

    #2

    Not entirely sure what you mean there, sorry.

    My point was that even though MS publish as many games as Sony, and sell a shitload more than them, idiots keep saying MS’ focus is not on gaming but on apps like Netflix, which is very obviously bullshit.

    I want those mewing hypocrites to berate Sony now. They won’t, of course, because they are hypocrites.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Gadzooks!

    #3

    Who knows… Maybe those 360 owners are too busy playing games to watch Netflix? ;)

    I just don’t get the whole ‘If it has Netflix it aint a games machine’ bullshit that people spout.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Yeah, Gadzooks, More at eleven. That’s why they had exclusivity deal with Netflix before. *rolls eyes*

    “MS publish as many games as Sony”

    Lol. Okay man, keep up kissing your Xbox.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Gadzooks!

    #6

    List them. Include XBL/PSN.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Where is my violin, you know, you really small one. I need to play Gad the saddest song i know.

    But seriously, he’s barking up the wrong tree, unlike the MS story, here Sony arent claiming that more people use their system to watch movies and whatnot then play games, Netflix is just saying more people use it on PS3 then they do other systems, but dont expect him to understand that fact, he’s a bit of a simpleton.
    And NiceFellow is right, this just show as massive failing on MS’ behalf, they want to own the home media space but they’re clearly failing.

    @7
    lol It was your claim to start with, you list them.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. zinc

    @Gadzooks, Surely your better than this? Behaving in exactly the same way as those you accuse of ass-hatery, makes you a ass-hat too surely?

    And no I’m not calling you Shirley :-P

    On topic, I’ve used both Lovefilm & Netflix on my PS3 & found Netflix to be a better service. It may not have the same quantity of films, but has by far more tv series. Much better value imo & better quality viewing.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Mike W

    I thought it would be xbox that takes this reward hands down. That’s how I got into purchasing Netflix in the first place was thru my gold account (when I had it).

    Oh well….who cares, this is nothing to defend or fight about it.

    @3

    Yeah I agree, I see your point. It’s the price of the gold I’ll tell you. ;)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Mike W

    @Gadzooks

    You’re contradicting yourself pretty hard bro. Just let it go. This is nothing to get your feathers in a bunch.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    “Netflix is also available on Vita”

    Netflix is also available on everything. From tvs to phones, to tablets, to DVDplayers, to PC/laptop, to 3DS and other consoles. I bet my next fridge comes with Netflix installed.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. _LarZen_

    Have been using the PS3 and starting movies etc with the iPad and it is a cool and easy way to browse the selection.

    But I got a WiiU a few days ago and that is just as good if not better. I can turn on the tv and hifi receiver with the WiiU pad and pick movies just like with the iPad for on the PS3.

    But now I dont have to turn on my tv or hifi receiver with other Remotes, I dont have to turn on the PS3 and start Netflix with the PS3 Controller.

    I just pick up 1 Device and im ready to go…kinda cool :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Mike W

    @12

    Lmao…

    You will never have to leave your kitchen. ;)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. zinc

    @13, This may sound crass… But all I can think, is how great it would be to be able to take the WiiU pad to the loo…

    Gaming on the go, even when you have to go :-D

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @12, Woohoo. Netflix in my fridge. Amazing. I hope it comes with decent LED screen and at least with 720p image.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. NiceFellow

    @10 Ah Gold! Of course forgot about that – Silver has no access to Netflix. The true install base for Netflix in US might be fairly even or even slightly more on PS3.

    This makes sense then really.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Cobra951

    @4:

    Wait, what? How do you reconcile that comment with what you said in #1? Now I’m confused. But regardless of whom you’re defending, it pains me to see any game console relegated to the mundane role of a TV set-top box. Using them as such is fine, but to push that functionality anywhere near as much as games would be tragic. No one needs a PS3 or an Xbox for that. Roku has it covered with a smaller footprint and a much lower price. Hell, even TVs have it built-in anymore, and I think OG is right about future kitchen appliances too.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. _LarZen_

    @15 Hehe, wel you can probably take it to the loo as long as it’s not to far away.

    Playing Black Ops 2 while taking a dump could be something Worth trying… :P

    #19 2 years ago
  20. zinc

    @19… There are too many jokes there about Blops 2 & toilets!!

    Though it would be ironic, if you blocked your loo, whilst playing Mario :-)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. deathm00n

    @20 You would shit bricks

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    #18

    I said the same thing in posts 1 and 4: That it’s stupid to think that apps like Netflix and browsers in any way detract from gaming on consoles. They don’t. Gaming, as in game sales and time spent gaming is higher than ever before.

    People like to say MS arent focussed on gaming but Sony and Nintendo are, but ALL the consoles have TV, movie and browser apps on them.

    And for the record: I like Netflix, whatever device it’s viewed on.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    The PS3 version of Netflix has always been my least favourite for me. For whatever reason, I always get the poorest video quality through that one,

    I recently migrated over to Windows 8 on my PC. I installed the Metro Netflix app, and it’s quickly become my go-to version for the service. It’s the fastest loading and most easily searchable version I’ve used, and it sure as hell beats having to go through a browser.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. zinc

    ^ Well obviously you are a MS troll!! The Sony version is best because of the awesome cell power!!

    :-D

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @24 Lawl.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dragon246

    1 likes put a positive spin on anything xbox, just doesn’t work here. Everybody expected xbox to win, if it doesn’t, then it looks bad on them since more people use entertainment apps on xbox than playing games, as said by ms themselves.
    Also about published games, 1 is again talking shit. MS FORCEES indies to find pubs, essentially eating into their profits by forcing a middleman. As a result, it ends up publishing a lot of xbl games. Sony allows self publication to indies, an obviously better offer to them.
    Maybe check the no. of xbl vs. psn exclusives this year?

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Gadzooks!

    #26

    This is waaaay above your level of comprehension kid.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. PEYJ

    Is it available on the UK Vita? Cause it’s not on the Nordic Vita. Same question goes for the YouTube app – available in the UK???

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Clupula

    As soon as I saw the headline, my first thought was, “Someone’s going to use this to say that people only buy the PS3 to watch movies.”

    Honestly, I wasn’t even aware there was a competition over who watches Netflix the most since, as was said above, it is available on everything. I personally don’t even think it’s the best movie service on the PS3, nevermind in general.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. polygem

    haha all the sony fans united here…classic…comedy…again.
    ireland michael is an xbot troll now. have i missed something here? fantastic stuff.
    gadzooks, why do you even bother? your first post was spot on. i tried to be polite with this bunch but -just forget it – it´s useless. “asshats” nails it, no need to go further than that.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DSB

    I wonder if they’re counting the DVD/Bluray players that also stream Netflix. They seem to use the same OS as the PS3.

    We have one of those, it’s slow as hell, but it’s nice to have an inexpensive machine for Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. PEYJ

    @DSB

    Do you own a PS3? I’m asking to hear if you would know anything about my (28) question, in case you have a PS3 that is.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    @30 It’s the flavour of the month.

    If you criticize Sony, you’re an Xbot. If you support Nintendo, you’re part of the NDF. If you don’t support PC gaming, you’re a casual scrub.

    Anyone whose point starts off with lolsonyfans or xbot remarks or anything like that is living in their own deluded bubble of personal isolation, and can’t see beyond their own nose. No format is better or worse than the other.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. polygem

    “No format is better or worse than the other”

    I sign this. Today. Officially.

    I do have personal preferences, that´s for sure – and i will keep pointing those out here, because that´s what a videogame related news page with a comment section is there for…but that quote up there is the basic truth of all this.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Christopher Jack

    “No format is better or worse than the other.” No one is that mutual. Of course better is often subjective but it’s more often than not black & white that one machines handles *insert object or service* better than another.

    In the end, all that really matters is whether or not it effects you, if it does not, then jog on & at least show some mutual respect to those who it does effect by being quite or at the absolute least not disrespectful, like claiming owners & users of a certain machine or service are idiots. -(not aimed directly at you, just making a point).

    @30, You seem to use a lot of plurals but I’ve only seen 1 Sony fan, the very one you keep arguing with. Both Gadzooks & yourself only came in here with the intention on attacking a certain demographic of gamers. Whether or not they had started it is irrelevant, you’re all as bad as each other.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    @35 Yes, subjectively speaking one is going to be more preferable to a particular personal.

    For instance, I play multiplatform multiplayer titles almost exclusively on my 360 simply because that’s what most of my friends play those games on as well, and I prefer to play with people I know rather than strangers.

    I think most of the service apps on the PS3 are a bit shite in their execution, but that opinion doesn’t change the fact that my favourite games of the past two generations of hardware are almost all PlayStation exclusive titles.

    That doesn’t make it “worse” or “better” than any of the other formats though. I was talking purely objectively in my post. Preferences should never be confused with objective opinion, and it’s perfectly easy for someone to seperate the two if they bother to try.

    And *objectively* speaking, none of them are better or worse than the other. Every format has tonnes of great games, and it all comes down to genre preferences or the type of experience you’re looking for. I will never for the life of my understand why someone would insult someone else purely because of the name of the console under the screen.

    I hate to quote such an utterly pretentious movie as Fight Club, but… you’re not your fucking Xbox. The hardware someone owns doesn’t bloody define them. Criticising anyone based on the hardware they use is shallow, pedantic and juvenile.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Christopher Jack

    @36, Even objectively one thing’s normally better than another, my point is that it doesn’t matter. Defending or attacking a weakness or strength of a product or service is fucking pathetic unless you’re doing a review. The Xbox 360 is generally better at 3rd party games, it’s true. There are of course several exceptions so you’d be lying if you used a definitive statement which is why I tend to avoid them but absolute strengths & weaknesses do exist. In the end, it’s pointless to fight over & especially pathetic to attack the users of those products or services- I mean for fuck’s sake, we’re not politicians.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    @PEYJ
    YouTube is available on Vita in the UK, don’t think Netflix is though.

    I use Netflix a fair bit. Have a PS3, 360 and now a WiiU. Have been mainly using on the PS3 because my launch unit is a lot quieter than my falcon 360, if I had a slim 360 it would be different. Having said that I’ll switch to WiiU for Netflix from now on. The use of the second screen is a nice bonus.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. PEYJ

    @ DrDamn

    Thanks, mate. I live in Denmark and that’s apparently one of the countries that YouTube doesn’t support (what the hell that ever means), so we don’t have the app. As for Netflix it seems as if only the US have that one (big surprise…).

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Da Man

    Ah, the predictable evening comment section mindfakery feat deprived ones.

    Classic.

    So anyway, not surprising. I’m wiling to bet it’s far from number one gaming machine though…

    #40 2 years ago
  41. zinc

    @30, Ahem, I was joking when I called Ireland a Xbot… You Ninty loving fanboy!

    P.S. I’m joking :-P

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Christopher Jack

    @40, What’s your point?

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    @42 He doesn’t have one. He’s just trying to stir shit. Ignore him.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Christopher Jack

    @43, I am aware, I’m just curious as to why he’s trying to stir shit, mundane life?

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Ireland Michael

    @44 Probably.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Da Man

    My point is actually far from stirring shit (that’s what Lolconner has been successfully doing here for at least five posts).

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Da Man

    Oooh sorry, I’m ignoring him.

    I might quote that shitty videogame for mentally inferior people now since in all fairness I really don’t know anything better myself. Or I might not. It depends.

    So anyway,

    #47 2 years ago
  48. polygem

    @zinc:

    “@30, Ahem, I was joking when I called Ireland a Xbot… You Ninty loving fanboy!

    P.S. I’m joking ”

    HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA….GOOD ONE!

    #48 2 years ago
  49. TD_Monstrous69

    Well this is a mild suprise. Then again, I have seen a lot of my PSN friends using Netflix more lately, so….. OK, I get that I can’t really equate the two, but none the less, still pretty suprising, considering how much of a head-start Microsoft has had with multimedia content, especially with Netflix. I mean doesn’t anyone remember the day where if you wanted Netflix on your PS3, you needed a Netflix Blu-Ray disc in order to use it due to an exclusive licensing agreement with MS?

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Christopher Jack

    Why do you need a gold subscription to access another subscription service on the Xbox 360? I mean even the most basic free services requires it. That’s certainly one area that Sony’s better in, you don’t need PS+ for any other service on the PS3- afaik. Too bad that neither option is going to provide me any access to half of these large services like Netflix & Hulu+.

    Frankly, I think we’re in desperate need for a global media ratings board, most content shouldn’t need to be localized for certain countries when the only difference is a stupid stamp of approval. I understand that it’ll be a long process to implement but if Europe can combine their rating boards, so can the rest of the modern world.

    Other than that, I don’t see why a piece of content on the internet should be restricted by region & even worst, when they offer different prices for different regions, it’s fucking ridiculous for this modern world.

    #50 2 years ago

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  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • 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 […]