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Second-hand Wii U buyers can re-download past purchases, gamers claim

Friday, 4 January 2013 09:49 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U digital titles can be re-downloaded free of charge on second-hand consoles, some gamers are claiming. For example, if you buy a preowned Wii U that once had Trine 2 installed, you may be able to download it again at no extra cost.

That’s the claim of gamers over on NeoGAF this morning, as one gamer claimed to have bought a second-hand Wii U to find they could download Trine 2 and Nano Assault Neo for free.

This could be down to downloaded titles being tethered to the Wii U console itself, not the Nintendo Network ID used to buy it in the first instance. If true, the issue could see preowned Wii U buyers raking in free titles.

Also reporting on the issue, Eurogamer explained that the only way to transfer previously-purchased licenses from one Wii U console to another is to send the console to Nintendo itself.

The company has stated that it is prepared to help gamers facing the issue, but it seems a lot of hassle. Either way we’ve asked them for comment on the matter.

What do you think? Should this be fixed asap? Let us know below.

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32 Comments

  1. JimFear-666

    hahaha wow..

    #1 2 years ago
  2. polygem

    hahaha indeed. this stinks. nintendo needs to fix that. your purchaes should be linked to your nintendo id and not to the console…they should be working on that-right now- if they want to sell digital game versions…and that´s exactly whatthey should want.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Who designed this shit? Console is full of program bugs/holes

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    While I’m sure this is nice for anyone who buys a second-hand Wii U, this is not exactly music to the ears of third party publishers.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. FabioPal

    And this is a 2013 news, about a feature that looks like it was implemented in 1993…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Fin

    Nintendo really have no fucking idea what they’re doing with online/commerce.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Hcw87

    @5
    Nintendo has been stuck in 1993 for the past 20 years with their Mario and Zelda titles, what else is new.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. FabioPal

    @4 Actually, it’s not exactly music to the ears of the customers either.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. polygem

    …well…i wouldn´t say all that. wow. like always. hate. for nothing. people generalizing again like crazy. what´s in the article sucks. true…anything else: miiverse: is fantastic. compared to that xbl and especially psn look 90´s to me for sure. why all this hate for nintendo all the time? it´s ok to criticize but this is overdooming everything nintendo is just pisspoor really. i will never understand this attitude. don´t you guys love games? weren´t there tons and tons of awesome nintendo games in the last few decades? no? yes! you guys should support the shit out of nintendo if you want a strong, breathing gaming culture in general with a variety of top games. the wiiu is a great console. right now as the market is today, it is the most exciting and sexiest one.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gadzooks!

    From what I’ve seen, and based on the few sessions I’ve had on a friends WiiU, the OS was simply not ready to be released at console launch, and even post-patch it’s still not up to scratch.

    I’ve gone from ‘pre-ordered’ to ‘getting it launch week’ to ‘needs more games’ to ‘needs a re-think’. The more I play it, the less I want one.

    I’ve no problem with the hardware, it’s brilliant. Software and OS have been a bitter disappointment for me though.

    If MS reveal a decent tablet-gamepad clone for Nextbox I’ll be skipping WiiU I think, unless it drops to £100 in the next 6 months!

    I hate to say it but I fear WiiU will be an exact repeat of the Wii: Massive potential unrealised due to the Japanese having a fundamental lack of understanding of operating systems and user interfaces, combined with a very small percentage of games being of acceptable quality.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. polygem

    @Gadzooks: “I’ve gone from ‘pre-ordered’ to ‘getting it launch week’ to ‘needs more games’ to ‘needs a re-think’” funny, because for me it was completeley the opposite;)
    i thought it will be like the wii (not that i didn´t like the wii though, but i was sceptical about the tablet, third party support etc). i wanted to skip the wiiu. well, i am glad that i didn´t. it´s a fantastic machine with some great games already. the OS is not an issue at all for me. seriously, sure it could be improved at some point but if not, no problem. works good enough. it´s not the fastest, but it´s not much slower than opening/navigating the blades menu when i press the home button on the 360.
    i think the UI is a massive improvement compared to the wii. it´s slick and clean and easily manageable. it lacks techy cool make up, sure. the eshop looks great too. i adore that the wiiu is just a games console and not trying to be a high end multimedia device. i like that. i really do. the wiiu is about pure gaming and miiverse nailed what online social on a games platform should be, at least for my taste. there are tons of quality games already available at launch. i have that thing a month now and i haven´t even finished half the games i bought for it and i play on the wiiu daily. it´s really hard for me to understand the negativity towards the system because i totally enjoy the shit out of it and ps360 feel like last gen to me. no funny screenshots or weird sonic drawings from some friends…where are we? 2002?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. viralshag

    I rarely comment on the Ninty articles because I don’t care much for their hardware, games or news but this is pretty stupid and deserving of some criticism.

    Every other company gets it, no reason Nintendo should be different.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    sure. absoluteley agree with that…i criticised it myself. i just don´t think that this issue makes the whole console “shit” or “1993″…that´s all.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Fin

    @11

    Jesus you can really turn any comment section into a cheerleading for Nintendo can’t ya?

    @10

    Yeah, I think it’s an issue with Japanese developers and UIs – Nintendo essentially made all of the mistakes Sony made when they released the PS3. Microsoft are they only console manufacturer with a consistent reliable, fast, useful UI. Japanese devs also don’t seem to understand online.
    Fingers crossed nextgen will improve.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DrDamn

    @14
    I’d say Microsoft are they only console manufacturer with a consistent reliable, fast, useful *OS*. Not UI. The 360 dashboard is a horrible UI with a fantastic underlying OS.

    I think Wii-U still needs titles which scream *this is what the controller adds*. At the moment some titles are saying it and some are barely whispering it, none are screaming it.

    OS wise I really like some parts, there are a lot of kinks to iron out though. The core interface – setting it up how you want – and social interaction/Miiverse in particular are great. Underlying OS, patching, speed etc is poor though.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. mistermogul

    @9 – I agree mate…

    For some reason people just love to hate Nintendo for no apparent reason. They forget all the amazing games and contributions to the industry the company have made over the years (in the process moulding the PS and Xbox we have today) and just write negative comments for every post. It’s really starting to grate on me.

    Why these people can’t just support all developers/hardware manufacturers is beyond me. Like you say we all love games so why the hate?

    There especially seems to be many Nintendo “haters” here at vg247 which is a shame as the site is good.

    Peace :)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Dragon246

    Classic ninty with its classic fans who remain classy.
    Ninty should hire someone because certainly dont know what a UI or OS means. And of course, their OS software division needs the boot. Even OSes made by small college groups run better than wiiu lagfest and that too without 1 gb update packages.
    @DrDamn
    MS expertise is to be expected I guess. After all windows remains the most preferred pc os.
    Although XMB has a better UI imo.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Deacon

    My New Year’s resolution is to hate less and appreciate more. Not just here but everywhere.

    Like #16 & #9 said, just take a breath and stop WANTING and WAITING for everything that isn’t your own beloved console to fail miserably.

    Obviously this news is bad, but I suspect Nintendo will fix it ASAP as if left it could prove quite a ball-ache for them.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. polygem

    @16: 100% sign that. i personally praised the shit out of many sony ip´s here, countless times, i love ratchet and clank and insomniac made some of the most fun videogame weapons ever imho. i love sir dan fortesque, sly cooper and the gang and so on, i am a haloholic and the 360 pad is my fave pad this gen. yes, i like nintendo too, a lot and i post that here. everytime you are excited about nintendo you automatically become a ninty fanboy on this page. nothing else matters. it´s hunting season. there is nothing you can do about it. see this thread again. people post pisspoor bashing comments, i try to make some points. they start calling me a cheerleading fanboy already. it´s just insane. i even criticized nintendo in my first post here. there´s no way around this and now I AM to blame for this AGAIN…fantastic.
    people think they need to be “hardcore”. nintendo is “casual” in their eyes – that´s just an illusion though and couldn´t be less true.
    @fin: i am not “cheerleading”, i criticised nintendo but i also said that not everything is bad about the wii u. what´s wrong with that? isn´t that a good starting point for a discussion, i thought so.
    maybe you should really start to take a look into the mirror and ask yourself why you bash the shit out of them all the time for nothing. it´s ok to criticise if you have something to say. those 1993 references don´t help much in a HARDCORE discussion like this, that´s just “kids stuff”.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. polygem

    sorry fin that 1993 stuff wasn´t even from you, i´m in a rush and at work atm (lol)…but we know each other…you get my point ;)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. polygem

    @Deacon: same here. also i really wanted to post less on vg247…now look at me…i will breath in slowly now aaaannnd…*click*

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Deacon

    @Polygem ; )

    It’s the ones that seem to harbour some sort of secret grudge against types of games or game companies that they simply do not like or have no interest in that get my back up. It’s hard not to get involved sometimes, especially when it’s the same people saying the same things every god damn day. If you have no interest in the subject, and no meaningful criticism, then please refrain from some hilarious internet-hero jibe.

    If only it were that simple!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. polygem

    that´s so true! but now. before it happens again. out. *click*

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Joe Musashi

    This news sounds like the polar opposite of that Sony patent news from yesterday.

    JM

    #24 2 years ago
  25. FabioPal

    @polygem: I’m not being negative toward the console, it just doesn’t make sense to me to be “negative toward a piece of hardware or a brand” (except Apple, but it’s another discussion :p)

    I’m just saying that reading something like “the thing you buy is bound to the console, not your account” sounds like something thought and implemented in the early nineties.

    You may or you may not agree with my opinion but it is, indeed, an opinion.

    The console, the OS, and the games may be awesome, I’ve not tried any by myself, but from what you and others say it probably is, but this “feature” is just ridiculous.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. OlderGamer

    “Massive potential unrealised due to the Japanese having a fundamental lack of understanding of operating systems and user interfaces, combined with a very small percentage of games being of acceptable quality.”

    I think that is what opened the door for MS to get in the game biz to begin with. Compare PS2 to Xboxone. The features on the MS side where robust compared to what Sony offered. And the JPNSE have been chasing MS ever scince.
    —————————————————————————–

    I am not making excuses for Nintendo, they have alot of work to do. Just that, it really doesn’t effect me. I bought my system, bought a few games for it, and have been enjoying it. I am getting value for what I bought.

    The whole thing is a learning curve. Look at Sony and the PS3/PSN this last gen. I hope they have learned alot over the course of the past few years. Nintendo are going to have their own growing pains.

    MS had relivly few issues, I think, because they are a company built on IT services. From OS to Internet, software and hardware, they have already had years of learning.

    Anyone that expects Nintendo not to stumble when it comes to WiiU is unrealistic, imo. As far as people that want to hate, enjoy. Your going to have a lot fuel. That is ok by me, because hate or not, I am having a lot of fun playing it instead. I never expected them to be like MS.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. polygem

    @Fabio: ok then. i get it now. that really makes much more sense. sometimes it just needs a few more words to explain things. now i even agree with you;)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. FabioPal

    @polygem: Awesome! :)

    #28 2 years ago
  29. livewired500

    @25 ‘I’m just saying that reading something like “the thing you buy is bound to the console, not your account” sounds like something thought and implemented in the early nineties.’

    No, you were right the first time. Games like Mario are just iterations of Mario World. Basically, they haven’t changed Games, Business model, thinking, or anything since N64. Just been one let down after another for decades.

    Stuff like this just confirms for people that they should not have bought a system. Or I guess in this case, go for a used one, you could get free games. Wonder if this was a planned feature?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. polygem

    …sigh…

    #30 2 years ago
  31. polygem

    @FabioPal: yep!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. FabioPal

    @29: Well, from a business point of view it worked A LOT.

    They’re still making money after “Mario and Zelda” and, as long as somebody buys their products I can’t see why they should change their model as long as the money keep on flowing.

    The hard truth is that, maybe, the wind is going to change and people are starting to be fed up by the same old stuff. The mobile world is offering stuff on their way to be on par with the average “Mario and Zelda” for a small fraction of the price.

    It’s in Nintendo’s hands and minds to understand that the world is changing and that (imho) they’ve been very lucky with the Wii and that they’re stretching the rope with the WiiU.

    The Wii was a clear innovation, it made the “motion control” mainstream and stuff so people were fond to accept the lower specs and picture quality. I just can’t see the same “wow” factor for the WiiU, a second screen, ok, but…

    That’s why I’m pretty skeptic about the success of the WiiU, it’s my opinion, as usual, but I hope I’m wrong as I cannot (and don’t even want to) imagine a videogame world without the big N in it.

    #32 2 years ago

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  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    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 […]