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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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    A Clayfighter remake is inbound, apparently. Interplay has announced a Clayfighter remaster, combining the content of all past games into one package. Features include: Characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny – and more with over 20 characters total Over 20 familiar environments from the series to duke […]

  • The quickest way to climb in Dying Light

    Dying Light players! Are you sick of picking your way carefully up the sides of tall towers? Have I got a trick for you. The parkour system in Dying Light is okay, but climbing anywhere especially high can be a bit tedious. Enter Jesse Lester, who took a look at the tools available and worked […]

  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

    Destiny developer Bungie won’t stop tinkering with Exotic weapons. In Destiny, Exotic weapons are supposed to be the best of the best – and to feel unique. Guns like Ice Breaker and Gjallahorn definitely hit the mark there (although less so when everyone has one), but unfortunately, there are a few that just don’t strike […]

  • Is Uncharted 4′s first trailer a tribute to Crash Bandicoot?

    Uncharted 4′s first proper trailer bears some remarkable similarities to the opening moments of a much earlier Naughty Dog game. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has more in common with Crash Bandicoot than you might think. It’s Naughty Dog’s first game on a new console, yes – but if you compare Uncharted 4′s E3 2014 […]

  • Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

    Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games. Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet. “Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese]. The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become […]

  • Stealth Inc. 2 coming to PSN, apparently

    Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will soon be available on PlayStation platforms, if a trophy list is to be believed. Stealth Inc. 2 initially launched as a Wii U exclusive, disappointing fans of Curve Studios’ tough action game. We’ve heard nothing to contradict this, but Exophase, a generally reliable source, has dug up […]

  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]