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Rumour – Next PlayStation and Xbox consoles to release for $400

Monday, 14 January 2013 09:54 GMT By Nick Akerman

Baird Equity research group suggests the next PlayStation and Xbox consoles will cost around $400. The analyst group has brought together a selection of findings from its time spent at CES, and also suggest both consoles will be announced before E3 in June.

How does this price compare to previous releases? It’s a significant step down from the PS3 models that arrived for $499 and $599. Xbox 360 users won’t feel much of a difference, as Microsoft’s console launched its most expensive bundle for $399 in 2005.

Baird employee Colin Sebastian commented on the research in a note to investors:

“Given the fragile state of the console game market, we expect the E3 trade show in June will take on added significance, most likely providing the industry with the first public opportunity to examine next-generation hardware,” he wrote.

“Our checks suggest that next-generation console hardware will be largely built from ‘off the shelf’ high-end PC components, along with hybrid physical/digital distribution models, enhanced voice controls and motion sensing (Kinect integration with every Xbox), and broad multi-media capabilities.”

“Moreover, a PC-based architecture (Intel chips in the case of Xbox) should have a number of advantages over custom-developed silicon: for one, the learning curve for software developers will be shorter than completely new technology. Second, the cost of production and retail price points should be lower than prior console launches,” he continued.

“Third, it will be easier to build online services around PC chip architecture, including flexible business models (free-to-play, subscriptions) and multi-media (over the top) content offerings. For Microsoft, this design will also allow for more integration with Windows 8 and Windows Mobile devices.”

Sebastian also believes the PS4 will launch in October and Microsoft’s console will follow in November.

Thanks, GI.

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41 Comments

  1. Fin

    £300? (£250+tax etc)

    I could buy that.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Nick Akerman

    Knowing our luck, the UK will have to spend £400.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    What did the premium 360 retail for in the UK?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    Oh, so no second jobs now? :P

    I like it. This could theoretically mean ps4 maybe more powerful than 720, as 720 will also incorporate an improved kinect at same price. Although it will hardly matter. We also don’t know if ps4 will incorporate some new hardware *cough* gimmick *cough*.
    Next-gen starts. 2012 really was the lull before the storm.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. MrXBob

    Oh stop posting rubbish rumours and speculation. They can call themselves analysts as much as they like, it doesn’t change the absolute rock-hard fact that they are guessing.

    Until Microsoft and Sony specifically say “this is what our consoles have in them, this is what they cost and this is when you can get them” all of these endless articles are a waste of time and serve only one puporse: to get websites more hits so they can try and get ad revenue.

    Really hate the games industry sometimes.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Telepathic.Geometry

    Sounds about right to me. If Wii U is $350 more or less at cost, then minus the display controller, plus BRD reader license and fancier insides plus (probably) selling at a minor loss, that could do the trick.

    The thing is, if you include Kinect in with that, the price will presumably go up? And PS4 will also (presumably) have some differentiating thing going on from the hardware perspective. That might make knock the price up a little, maybe $450?

    I’d pay that if it included BC and really brought something new to the table…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. friendlydave

    @3 £279 was launch price.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we are paying £400 for these new consoles. Time to start saving.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    Last couple of generations have shown that this is the sort of price people are willing to pay for a new console at launch. So not really surprising that this is what they expect them to launch at.

    Extras like kinect as standard and funky controllers will be factored in via other means. E.g. subscription models or multiple SKUs.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. polygem

    “I’d pay that if it included BC and really brought something new to the table…”

    ^^this

    it’s all speculation but i think it sounds realistic. everything above 400$ wouldn’t sell that well no matter how amazing the tech might be.
    pricing of the steambox will be interesting…not so sure if they wanna compete directly or if they want it to be more like a premium thingy. i mean with the rumored 1000$ they are not fishing in the same water, they wont sell as many machines then, question is do they have to? what’s their biz model behind it….i expect the steambox to be a lot cheaper than 1000 $ but that might just be me hoping.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Karooo

    $400 would be fantastic, but I kind of wish they go all out with $600. I want to see technological prowess.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Telepathic.Geometry

    @polygem: There’s no way that the Steambox will be $1,000. My guess is that it will be around the $500 mark, and will have no disc drive.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. mreko3230

    I wonder how much they spent on this “research”? It’s the exact same number most gaming journalist have been speculating for months now.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @11
    It would be nice if Sony or MS went no disc drive. Probably a bit suicidal but I don’t want one and if it saves cost/size of machine rip it out :D.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Cryss

    @13 Why all the hate on optical media? Downloading still isn’t an option for some people. I personally like physically owning what I’ve bought, sometimes the games even come with a manual! That’s happy days

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Ignatius_Cheese

    Wish I could work for a “research group” and make stuff up too…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    @14
    It’s a personal preference, but currently digital pricing is being held back by retail dependency. If they got rid of the retail dependency then they could be more flexible on digital pricing. Well I can dream can’t I? :)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. daytripper

    Can’t wait for both, apart from The Last of Us there is nothing exciting for me coming out this year so far for 360/PS3

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Telepathic.Geometry

    I also like having the physical media, but after listening to the Game|Life podcast there the other day, it seems fairly clear that for various reasons, selling a disc in a box adds about $15 on to the price of a game. It also makes the gaming rig bigger, more expensive and a little hotter.

    I think we’re close to the point where we can do away with it…

    I suppose none of the big 3 can get away with that shit, but Valve sure can.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @16 Don’t you ever trade in your games then ?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. friendlydave

    I like the game cases too, I enjoy having them on show with the others. Maybe the release a non CD tray console and another with a tray.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @19
    Sometimes, but a lot of the time you buy a game for £35 maybe and trade it in some time later for <£10. I'd prefer to get it for £25-£30 digitally and just keep it.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. polygem

    @TG: i too think it will be $500ish. no discdrive in the steambox…ps4 nextbox…hmmm. i’d like them to have bc, so they’d need a dd for that. i can see physical media vanishing almost completeley soon too though. i like to buy my games in a shop & trade them in sometimes BUT at the same time, if pricing is right,i’d prefer digital copies. i do not really “collect” games. some i kinda do, but i’d prefer to have less stuff lying around in the house. it’s better for the enviroment too. will sure cost more jobs than creating new ones though. it’s all a mixed bag really.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    who said that there will be no disc drive in Steambox? Halo fanboys? K

    #23 2 years ago
  24. DrDamn

    @23
    Why would there be a disc drive in the SteamBox? What is it needed for?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. polygem

    it’s called speculation erth.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Telepathic.Geometry

    I’m pretty sure I remember Gaben saying that disc-drives brought the heat, the size and the cost up. But it might actually have been the Xi3 guys now that I think of it. Still, Valve of all people wouldn’t include a disc drive in the box I’m sure… I guess Erth wasn’t being serious though…

    #26 2 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    I have a very hard time believing such a low price point. I think the days of selling a new system for a loss are pretty much over.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-01-11-end-of-the-line-for-razors-and-razorblades

    However I can’t see 700usd systems either. So I am expecting cell phone style contracts. But time will tell. As for a bunch of anylist, they aren’t exactly a presser given by MS or Sony now are they?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Patrick Garratt

    They’ll be cheap, quick, branded PCs. If they’re too expensive, no one will buy them.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    This always translates as $400 = £400…

    That pisses me off as it never takes into effect the exchange rate.

    However £400 is not too bad as long as the specs are up there. (remember, these machines need to last a long time or at least long enough for streaming games to become a reality.)

    In 2 years Apple’s iPads are going to have pretty crazy specs so it’s going to be interesting to see how Sony & MS try to ‘future proff’ these consoles.

    Im guessing the obvious way is with streaming tech.

    Just waiting for them to announce 1080p and FPS and for Erth to start scoffing how he used to play games like that 10 years ago! lol :)

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    @29, they already announced 1080p in the past, so get out of here.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DrDamn

    @29
    “This always translates as $400 = £400…”

    When? 360 was $400 and £280, PS3 was $600 and £425, Wii-U was $350 and <£300. When was it ever $ = £ recently? Exchange rates fluctuate so they have to build some of that into the prices, US prices never include sales tax (VAT) either so the comparative price should take that into account. (i.e. divide the UK price by 1.2).

    #31 2 years ago
  32. tmac2011

    hopefully its less expensive than this but ill get it. prolly xbox first

    #32 2 years ago
  33. polygem

    @31: wiiu was $350 and € 350. cannot recall how it was with ps3 and 360, but i believe it was the same. with vita it was.

    @27: yes, subscriptions/ contracts will happen…it just makes too much sense.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @33
    What have € got to do with it? MG was talking about £.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @34

    Ah right, my bad although in this case i bet $400 = £399.99.

    I can’t see it coming in at £299 really, especially as they won’t want to lose too much on launch, but hey, who knows?

    Either way, i’ll get 720 on launch to carry on my Gamertag then perhaps pick up a PS4 a couple of years after.

    Essentially what I did this gen really…

    Really not that excited with MS & Sony ip’s at the moment though.

    I’ve started to get a bit sick of Gears, Halo, Uncharted etc…

    Am hoping for a good Fable MMO, Alan Wake 2 and Left for Dead 3 on launch.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    @35
    It’s $399 for a reason and for that same reason it’ll be close to £300. You can only sell hardware for what people will pay. Those are the spots for for new hardware. That’s what they will aim the systems at and that is what they will have designed them around – hitting those price points.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. polygem

    @34: i know. just saying it translates 1:1 most of the time in euroland, that’s all;)

    #37 2 years ago
  38. M. K.

    400€ for a brand new Microsoft Console? I’d buy it blind on release day, seriously \o/ Anyway, time will tell, but I guess it wont be cheaper than previous gen.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. DrDamn

    @37
    Is that the price you pay in the shop or do you still add Sales Tax on to that?

    #39 2 years ago
  40. fearmonkey

    As the 360 was $399.99 when released, I would be surprised if its less and incredulous if it would be more. Sony and 3DO proved that no one will pay $499 and up for a console, its a disaster waiting to happen.

    The Wii-u will be probably going for $299 which would place it in a good spot price wise against the new consoles, especially is they have a system seller title next year for the holidays.

    The question is though, if the new system is going to have a tablet controller that has the rumored specs that have been “leaked” and it’s going to be built in with Kinect 2, and be this ultra powerful spec, how they are going to include all that for $399 is beyond me. I imagine they actually might have two tiers again, and the 2nd tier might be more, but how much more is the question. Otherwise, i cant seem them including all that expensive technology for that price, something has to give.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. theevilaires

    $400 sounds about right I feel comfortable to drop that on a pre-order for a day 1 console. Which by the way once they announce these new consoles you better be next to a bestbuy or gamestop to better your chances of having one on day 1.

    #41 2 years ago

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    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]