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PS Plus: buy a year’s subscription, get three months free

Monday, 28 January 2013 17:10 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation Plus just got a rather sweet list of deals for February today, but Sony has piled on the generosity further in a new subscription package.

Shacknews reports that if you buy a year’s subscription to PS Plus between now and March 4th, Sony will give you an extra three months on top at no additional cost. None to shabby no?

That’s it. Short, but sweet. What do you make of today’s PS Plus announcements? Let us know below.

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38 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    All this makes me wonder if Sony’s PS4 will be purely subscription based.

    It would enable them to put out a more expensive console and not lose as much in the long run.

    It really looks like they are going that way. Or, next gen they will charge for online and they are just making it more attractive for people to have or sign up to plus so they don’t realise or care.

    What’s the rough percentage of PS3 owners who don’t have plus for those that do I wonder?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    Also, what do devs get back from this, apart for maybe reaching a bigger audience?

    Do Sony pay them off or a percentage of overall plus sales?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    I would guess Sony give them a predetermined fee. A lot of games realistically aren’t going to earn much more and participating in PS+ gives them new income and a chance to sell more DLC. In fact releases on PS+ are often tied to related DLC specials. So its all low cost to the pub/dev and high value to the consumer. Its a great little model and one others should pick up.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    Monkey like in the previous related topic prior today, i hope they keep the two options available, one with subscription and one without it, so we can have a choice, and also to keep everybody happy, and this goes for sony and microsoft, if they do it, i mean only susbscritions while cesing physical media, i think for the first time, i will not own all the consoles in the same gen, i will do it with just the WiiU, i hope this will not be the case at all.

    And this lead me to other question, how a subscription model will work in other regions, like latin/south america, or the middle east?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    @3

    It is good, I was just wondering if it can scare off devs.

    What with this AND cross play on Vita, it’s very good for the customer but thought it may have hurt the dev from a profit perspective, greedy people are greedy.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dragon246

    Best sub in existence for gaming. Great value for consumers, what more can you ask for?
    Unlike a sub service that provides nothing and another one that doesn’t even exist properly.

    @3,
    I agree, it works like that most probably. But really, who cares? Awesome games at dirt cheap sub for an entire year, it just cant get better than this.

    @Manu,
    Sub only is just not happening. Some wisecracks have crooked views here, and are always wrong, you don’t need to listen to that. Eve in my country, sub based hardware don’t exist. As an alternative, it may happen, but not at the expense of current selling methods.
    Or, just wait till E3. :)
    Why hear nobodies who only predict doom?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @4

    That depends if your wife lets you buy a next gen console?! :D (joke!)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @6

    ‘Unlike a sub service that provides nothing and another one that doesn’t even exist properly’…

    You obviously don’t follow your own advice troll boy

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @6

    The reason it matters is if Sony are trying to make out games are selling x amount of games when in actual fact it’s split between x play and real sales.

    No one answered that properly in the PSA thread yesterday?

    Not saying they do, but things like that can scare devs off if they feel they can make more money on a rival system.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    Sign me up! If SONY’s selling I’m buying baby :D

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DrDamn

    @9
    For PS+ devs are actually making money they wouldn’t of otherwise. How many PS+ subs were realistically going to buy Sleeping Dogs still? With PS+ they can get a nice lump sum plus some renewed DLC sales to people who don’t mind the cost considering how much they paid for the main game. Its all low cost to them too, no cost to manufacture and distribute and what they are hoovering up more is money from people who may have bought second hand otherwise.

    With Cross Buy I would guess Sony would offer marketing and promotion incentives, and maybe make developing for both platforms simultaneously cheaper through common tools.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Deacon

    I like that I get to try some stuff that I otherwise would’ve ignored. We all need a varied diet.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    @ Dragon: RIGHT NOW. let´s stop it here:

    Monkey is trying to have a discussion here. he´s all polite. pointing out positives and negatives…his opinion…what this site should be all about.

    now look at your comment:

    “Best sub in existence for gaming. Great value for consumers, what more can you ask for?”

    sony marketing.
    then you go on:

    “Some wisecracks have crooked views here, and are always wrong, you don’t need to listen to that.”

    “smart ass” attacking.

    then you will end up saying: look at those nintendogs they derail EVERY Sony thread..

    No kid, it´s always you who starts this shit.

    back on topic: i just checked the + offers for febuary. i am tempted. it is a great deal but i think it´s really worth it if you own a vita as well.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dragon246

    ^Nintendog needs to bark, even on Sony articles. So much for ignoring my comments kid. You are clearly incapable of following your own words.

    Oh, and I have stopped responding to trolls who cant even sum up their views in 3 consecutive comments.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. PEYJ

    when clicking at the 12 month sub it doesn’t say anything about 3 extra months ?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    i never said that i will always ignore you. i said it´s sad that it seems like it´s the only solution to deal with you.
    but you are ignoring like a champ here as well. now. did you read what i just said? does it make sense to you or do you just want to play namecalling again. woof woof. *waiting for the quote – the evidence – the dragontruth*

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Dragon246

    @15,
    Check ps blog.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @14

    Better than with 3 separate accounts.

    It’s easy to ignore people when you talk to yourself I guess.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. monkeygourmet

    The PSP Go was Sony’s first attempt at trying an all digital gaming model.

    The PS Vita even offered a phone like contract service with the 3G version.

    Sony has just purchased GaiKai and is obviously trying to make its plus service more attractive by offering these deals plus features like cross play.

    Microsoft have started subscriptions with the 360.

    Only an idiot wouldn’t see this is a potential for next gen, it would enable a more powerful launch console and would potentially stop companies having to offer costly price drops every year or so on hardware.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. ManuOtaku

    #7 monkey thats not even funny, it is quite the opposite so sad, although i can do a WiiU move, i mean buy one in secrecy ;).

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    @18
    Since you like to gloat, take a bet. Ask the mods to check the ip addresses and find out if I use an alt account. If I am guilty, I will leave this lovely site, if not you will pack your packs out of here.
    Although I know you won’t have the balls to accept this since like trolls, you like to hypothesize a lot of gibberish.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. PEYJ

    vg247 should have stated that this offer only applies to the US PSN. There is nothing about it on the EU blog.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dragon246

    @22
    Eu has discounted the sub too.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. monkeygourmet

    @21

    Let’s do it, I’m almost out anyway. As I’m on the verge of leaving due to the same idiots recycling the same bullshit, I’m due to move onto fresh pastures anyway.

    Need mods to know your not doing any bullshit tricks or have deleted accounts etc…

    Go for it, place has become polluted with trolls .

    #24 2 years ago
  25. ManuOtaku

    Monkey yes the PSP go was a first attempt, but in the case of the PSP go for what i do understand is that the device let you have the games saved on a memory card, therefore you have access to the games without the restrain of an subscription or an account, you can play the games in and out, which is very different to PSN plus or the steam box for example, something that they might enhance in the future, i dont mind right now PSN and XBLA because thats the way it works too, you have the games installed on your device, and you can play them in or out / on and off, not always connected or tie to an account always connected thing, thats what i dont like.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DrDamn

    @MG
    Gaikai could well be used to get over the issue of PS4 not having a nice back catalog to push and likely not supporting backward compatibility. Not sure they can afford to support the infrastructure costs though.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. DrDamn

    @25
    You don’t need to be always connected for PS+ you know. Get a years sub and games are marked as expiring when your sub does, so you can play them off line, on line whatever.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. polygem

    “Let’s do it, I’m almost out anyway. As I’m on the verge of leaving due to the same idiots recycling the same bullshit, I’m due to move onto fresh pastures anyway.
    (…) place has become polluted with trolls .”

    i couldn´t agree more. as much as i love this site, i am thinking about just leaving it more and more recently. it´s kind of sad. any alternative tips?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. PEYJ

    @ Dragon

    It doesn’t indicate so on Plus side on the store.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. monkeygourmet

    @28

    Not really, gaming wise.

    My girlfriend writes for Lasertime, will spend more time on there! :)

    And Miiverse! Especially when they launch the custom forum creation system! ;)

    @26

    I think that’s where their going with Gaikai, I can’t see them putting a separate CELL into PS4 for b/c.

    One thing I would like to see that was my favourite feature of ONLIVE was the 30 second game capture.

    If you pressed a button on the controller it would automatically upload the last 30 seconds of gameplay that you could share for bragging rights or if you did something weird or cool! Was an awesome feature IMO and the Wii U has got closest so far with the screenshot upload.

    Rumours suggest MS will adopt this as the reported specs include some kind of recording hardware in the console, could be a killer feature especially combined with Call of Duty.

    I did an interview with the ONLIVE guy at Eurogamer and in the closed system demo, this feature really stood out.

    Also interviewed Chet Faliszek from Valve about Counter Strike, was really funny as I didn’t know who he was lol, he looked miffed I wasn’t star struck! ;)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. gomersoul

    why are people threatening to leave this site because of the community that comment in articles? don’t read them, just read the gaming news that this site puts together well.. on topic, ps plus is excellent for me, can’t see ps4 being much different… psn being free is a massive selling point for the ps3

    #31 2 years ago
  32. monkeygourmet

    @31

    Not threatening, just believe Dragon is using an alt account based on a few threads recently.

    If I’m wrong ill happily move along. Still waiting for him to run and get a mod to verify it.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. daytripper

    @31 or print out a particular comment section and use it as toilet paper :-)

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @30
    I did try onlive once. Due to server location it was a fairly poor experience, but the best bit about it was the capture stuff. I spent longer looking at peoples clips than I did playing. This sort of feature has been implemented in a fair few games, from Halos theatre mode to CoD and Just Cause 2 on PS3 supporting YouTube uploads (that was via Sony libraries). Bringing it into a central OS forum cross game (ala Miiverse) is where it will shine though.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @34

    I spent far too long trying to capture people’s limbs flying off in Ninja Gaiden 3 on Wii U last night! :)

    The screenshot capture is genius!

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Dragon246

    @29,
    The discount will start from feb 6th.

    @24,
    Your prerogative, since you stated I used alt accounts. Prove it now.
    Unless you just like to bark nonsense without proof.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. monkeygourmet

    @36

    How do I go about doing that, sounds like your backtracking my friend.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Da Man

    Typical Sony: buy a year of their useless renting service, get even more of the shitty offerings.

    #38 2 years ago

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    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]