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

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]