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Resident Evil 6 – Capcom “currently analyzing the cause,” of less-than-expected sales

Friday, 8 February 2013 19:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Capcom has chalked weak Resident Evil 6 sales to various contributing factors: new challenges with development, inadequate organization, and marketing.

In a Q&A response to its Q3 fiscal report, the firm stated it is still analyzing the reason the game didn’t sell over 4.8 million units, which was less-than-expected.

“We are currently analyzing the causes, which involve our internal development operations and sales operations,” reads the statement. “We have not yet reached a clear conclusion. We believe that global sales of 5 million units are proof that this is a popular title. However, we believe that the new challenges we tackled at the development stage were unable to sufficiently appeal to users.

“In addition, we believe there was inadequate organizational collaboration across our entire company with regard to marketing, promotions, the creation of plans and other activities. We will have to examine these results from several perspectives.

“We will reexamine our internal operating frameworks in order to identify areas that need to be improved concerning development as well as sales and administrative operations.”

Resident Evil’s producer Masachika Kawata said last week there’s a possibility for a reboot of the franchise, as long as it preserves “what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans.”

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29 Comments

  1. Lewis247

    Because it’s a total peice of shit.

    I remember they said before hand they were listening to fans… Did they fuck! I hope revelations HD is alright.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Gnosis

    Hahahahahahaha… I’m sorry, but…ahahahaha, I just can’t… hahaha!… >_>

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Take a break from the franchise. Give it a few years, do something else.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ArcticMonkey

    I know a ton of Devs/Pubs who would love their games to sell 5m copies… I hate Capcom. It’s so petty of me to say, but their on disc dlc BS… Eh, not gonna rant.

    Remember me looks good tho. I don’t want to give Capcom a dime, but should the Dev be the victim of that? Probably not.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    @1 “they were listening to fans”

    I honestly feel like this is one of the biggest issues with the industry. Games becoming less like art and more like products. I liked games more before the internet..

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 “I liked games more before the internet…”

    I feel that way on occasion myself!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. SameeR_Fisher

    Hey, here is a list:

    - Choose a better releasing window, October is always busy with Assassin’s Creed, go for August or July.

    - Return to Survival Horror, make a grand spectacular game with great graphics to enforce the atmosphere, then make a combat system that doesn’t make the player a bada$$, make the enemies hard to kill and ammo scarce.

    - Get rid off Co-Op forever, want to make friends play together, keep it in MP away from the SP and the Story.

    - Less weapons, RE nowadays got a huge amount of weapons.

    Those are pretty much it.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Francis O

    The game sucks, the broken up campaigns, the military style shooting with Chris Redfield, the stupid melee system in the game.

    Capcom, Look at Resident Evil Revelations…. thats how you make a Resident Evil game.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. The_Red

    Analyzing the cause? Seriously? It’s like Nintendo making a bloody FPS Mario game that bombs. Will there be any need for analysis? Of course not.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. loveaya

    Why less than expected? because without Mikami Shinji

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Bomba Luigi

    2 Sad Things about that.

    1. What is wrong with that Game is…. well, its obvious.

    2. Calling a Game with almost 5 Million Sales in this Period of Time a failure sounds so Terrible. 5 Million (F I V E Million) People thought that what you done is worth the Money they worked for. Can you even Imagine how many People that are? So please be a bit Thankful here and don’t wining around, because that are good Numbers.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. deadstoned

    I’d say the game itself and the story are pretty poor to be honest. I think Capcom are asking this question, because it did alright in Japan. Which is the case for anything made in Japan simply does better there. Trying to sell a mostly Japanese games to Westerners just doesn’t work any more. The story, the gameplay and the artwork is simply too Japanese. In this case I think RE6 is the result of Japanese trying to make what they think is a western game. Which again doesn’t work. So unless they put a new spin on it by making it hardcore like Dark Souls or very artsy like Ni No Kuni, its not going to get better in Japan.
    .
    The Series needs a break, then give it to some western devs to refresh it.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. sh4dow

    What the hell more do they want? That’s already about 4 million more than this piece of shit should have sold!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. NinjaHart

    The thing that made the RE games populare and buildt their fan base was the horror RPG aspect of the game. Now from what I heard, they removed almost all of that and they don’t understand the problem?

    I’m not a fan of RE, but even I know what their problem is.
    If you take a horror RPG type of game and turns it into a full action game with about no horror, the fans will be dissapointed.

    Everyone should know that.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Wezzulus

    @7 I’d like the co-op to stay, just not forced co-op. It gives replay value.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. salarta

    Ah Capcom. Of course it can’t be a problem with the content or creative decisions made with the game, the suits know full well that human beings are just stupid, mindless sheep that don’t care one bit about the actual quality of a product so long as it has familiar names and faces slapped on it.

    One annoying thing I regularly see people whine about is fans being “entitled.” The people that say this sort of thing play right into the attitude of the suits at these companies, the idea that fans should accept absolutely anything the company makes. The reality is that fans are consumers. Consumers pay for what they want. If they don’t want something, they don’t have to buy it, and if there’s something they want that the company refuses to make, they also have a right to make the demand known to the supply side. A video game company not giving the fans want they want is like a candy company hearing “We want chocolate bunnies” as the strongest demand, and deciding to turn around and make jawbreakers instead.

    Fans would do this sort of thing regardless, because even if we take it out of the business mindset, a person is going to buy what fits their tastes and interests. However, video game companies invited fans being a lot more expressive and demanding the instant they started hiring CEOs and treating video games like they’re nothing more than interactive Blockbuster movies.

    Someone else suggested that when it comes to video games, the internet has been a bad thing when it comes to fan reaction to games. In reality, I think the internet is one of the few things that might save the industry.

    Before the internet, we had no real way of finding out about what many of these companies were doing, or what their presidents, directors, employees, etc were saying. Would we have ever heard about the conditions at EA that led to ea_spouses without the internet? Even if we did, would it have been dealt with as quickly, or would EA employees and people close to them have suffered for years longer? And video games. Before the internet, there was no chance in hell that hidden gems like God Hand would have been acknowledged and tried out by as many people as today. Would Demon’s Souls have led to the creation of Dark Souls without the internet? For many high-quality games, the internet is their only hope for success because in many cases the companies that release them either underestimate their potential or don’t have the money to get the word out by traditional means.

    This leads into my second thing to note. When the internet wasn’t such a big thing yet, the video game industry was still relatively free of Hollywoodization and business types forcing their way in to treat video games like mere products. When you say “I liked how the video game industry worked out before the internet,” you’re referring to a time period when video game publishers and developers were not primarily run by business and marketing people that eagerly suck the creativity and love out of games to try and make those games fit whatever trends and demographics they think will sell more copies.

    And that’s where the REAL problem lies, and what caused Resident Evil 6 to become a “failure.” Capcom has been notoriously asinine toward both the very video game creators that led Capcom to greatness in the first place, AND the fans that bought those games back then. Why? Because, as Inafune pointed out in his rants before leaving Capcom, money. Money money money. In past generations, such as before the internet, companies made decisions based on their visionary ideas. Making money mattered, but the main goal was to create a great game that fit what they wanted to see in a game; the video game industry wasn’t where you went to try and make billions to buy your next yacht.

    Fans didn’t make “demands” of companies before the internet because before the Hollywoodization of video games, they didn’t HAVE to make demands. Back then, the people running the show at video game companies didn’t let what they thought might sell more copies override what felt right to them for the franchise. Today, fans need to make “demands” because these companies are run by suits that have no fucks to give about quality or respecting source material. Most of these big name companies are now as creatively bankrupt as the film companies that keep making terrible remakes of amazing classic films, remakes that often miss the whole point of the original films. Just like games like Resident Evil 6, DmC, 3rd Birthday and the coming “Tomb Raider” game.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. LuLshuck

    Theres a reason why both DMC and RE6 didnt sell, DMC you treated the hardcore fans like shit and RE6 yous just missed the point about resident evil

    #17 2 years ago
  18. salarta

    I think a fair bit of RE6 failing was also due to a mix of not listening to the fans and not really having any respect for the Resident Evil franchise. Capcom ignored calls for the series to more fully return to survival horror, and they made the up-front decision to completely exclude Jill and Claire in a game that anyone that can actually look at things objectively knows should have included them as major playable characters.

    Capcom expected to sell 6 million copies, they only sold 4.8 million. Speaking solely on the characters aspect, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Jill and Claire wouldn’t have garnered at least 1 million more sales individually. Some of that is me speaking from my personal perspective; I probably would’ve bought the game in spite of bad opinion if it had included both Jill and Claire as was practically a requirement for the lynchpin anniversary tribute game. Leaving them out is like making a Star Wars tribute film supposedly meant to celebrate the original trilogy, and leaving out Princess Leia and R2-D2 to focus entirely on Luke, Han Solo and Lando.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Zohar

    Resident Evil 4 was a legendary game that re-defined TWO genres simultaneously and still exists in my mind as one of the greatest games ever made.

    Resident Evil 5 played similarly to 4 but they stripped out all of the soul and …. pizzaz that was present in RE4. And they forced you to have a co-op partner the whole time. And the story was way too self-serious which just magnified how kinda… dumb it all is.

    Resident Evil 6 is a bad Gears clone (which is ironic considering the inspiration for Gears of War was Resident Evil 4) with bad characters, a bad story, an overload of bad quicktime events, bad gameplay, a bad UI, no soul or identity whatsoever. It was a stupid action-setpiece theme park game. It was of poor quality. It was made by people with no vision. That is why it is regarded as one of the worst Resident Evil games.

    Shinji Mikami is gone folks…. Resident Evil is dead.

    Oh and I can see how they consider 5 million sales a bad number. They had over THREE HUNDRED people working on this game. You can’t just throw money at a project and assume it’ll be a killer hit. A shitty game is a shitty game no matter how many people shat upon it.

    Case in point: WATERWORLD.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. salarta

    @19: With RE5, I found how seriously they tried to take the story fascinating considering the glaring flaws in several aspects of it. Jill, one of the series’ most important characters, goes through a hell that’s basically a complete slap in the face to everything she ever was and believed in, but Chris’ “suffering” is somehow all that matters? “Bird Lady” turning out to be Jill was obvious from the character’s first reveal, yet Capcom tried to make it out to be some big mystery in trailers. But the thing I found most amusing was Sheva’s reaction of “I THOUGHT SHE WAS WESKER’S PARTNER?!” over what happened to Excella. It was clear in trailers that the team really wanted to pound the “partners” theme down, but in the game absolutely nothing happens to warrant Sheva thinking of Wesker and Excella as partners.

    I also found how they tried to explain away Jill’s physical changes to be fascinating. She’s paler because of lack of sun and her hair bleached to blonde because of the chemicals she was in… right. While those reasons work, it was obvious that the team wanted to make Jill look like some kind of Weskerette, and it would’ve been more powerful for the story if they’d just integrated that into the story. What’s more catching, that Jill’s hair just happened to turn blonde, or that Wesker explicitly made her in his image to make even more of a mockery of her after having already forced her to help him ruin everything she ever worked for?

    But yeah, the people making these decisions at Capcom clearly have their heads up their asses. Over the past few years, they’ve done just about everything they could to treat their fans like crap, then expected that badmouthing their fans and completely ignoring fan input would somehow increase sales. In other industries, it’s normally understood that the install base of consumers needs to be preserved as best as possible, since they’re the people that will most reliably offset any risks and potential losses. Not Capcom though, apparently common business sense is too hard for these business-minded people.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Kuwabara

    They already know what the problem was. They made a game to appeal to the shooter action nuts. And thy wont do survival horror cause they think it won’t sell. Idiots. They should do a reboot and have it set in a closed environment, a MANSION again, with many rooms and scares, great graphics, lighting, low amo, small inventory, the same composer from resident evil 1, original score, not dual shock directors cut. It could star the same characters but the story and obstacles in the way done better. As long as it’s in a closed setting with a haunting soundtrack that would be perfect.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Clupula

    No need to reboot it. Just make a smaller story and focus on horror, with limited ammo. Problem solved. Don’t make all the previous RE games worthless with a reboot. I think that’d piss me off more than another Gears of Redfield game.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    And why would anybody want the music to go back to being bad synth music is beyond me.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. salarta

    A reboot is not necessary at all. The series would be just fine either with Capcom remaking RE6 and the ending of RE5 (unlikely), or by using RE7 to get back to the proper atmosphere and gameplay, and to fix the mistakes they made with treatment of the story and characters.

    At bare minimum, if they “had” to reboot it, they should only do so after making RE7 with Jill and Claire as the stars. Their exclusion from RE6 needs to be made up for properly. Besides, we’ve seen what they think makes for a good reboot and how to treat the fans during said reboot with DmC. They don’t seem to have the appreciation and respect toward fans and the source material needed for a reboot. The only company this generation that has done a reboot properly is Netherrealm Studios with Mortal Kombat 9. Personally, what I proposed for RE7 is the only way I’ll start buying Resident Evil games again (with the exception that I’ll be buying Revelations on PS3). If they try to reboot the series without making an RE7 that stars Jill and Claire and treats them right, they’re not getting my money again for future Resident Evil games.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Kuwabara

    @23 u must have played the shitty version with alternate soundtrack.

    A reboot is necessary. re5 is the best co op game i’ve played. It is one damm fine action game, but not horror. They can’t top it and i don’t think they should bother. It’s time for that classic survival horror feeling again.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. loki

    4.8 million units is very very good result this crap. Capcom bettrer analyzing why the game was so shit.But all that is interested Capcom are sales and more PC ports

    #26 2 years ago
  27. mobiugearskin

    They just need to lower their sales forecast.

    4.8 MILLION UNITS is a huge number.

    People say it missed its target because it was “shit” Blah Blah Blah

    Didn’t review well, still shipped 4.8 million. Probably about 4 times the number that DmC will ship, and DmC genuinely IS a great game which reviewed well.

    Why do you lot have to speak so much shit?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Unlimax

    @27 Because if people like you still defend this kind of games you Will become an obstacle in the way of the Fanbase and you know why , Because YOU ARE NOT HELPING , Millions and Millions of fans are looking for the best and you are looking for the worst Only you to become an obstacle in the way of anyone who criticizes any game .. Just stopped and thought of the fate of the series, even for once in your life.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. salarta

    @27: The expectation by Capcom originally was that it would sell 7 million copies. The crazy amount of effort Capcom put into marketing and hyping up the game, combined with how eagerly people bought up things like Operation Raccoon City, meant that it was expected that Capcom would manage to sell copies even in excess of their projections.

    Yet in spite of having those things in their favor, Resident Evil 6 still sold worse than past games that had much less marketing and a smaller potential audience behind them. There are only a few possible conclusions. One is that Resident Evil 5 was so bad that it led to people not wanting to play RE6 at all. This is unlikely given the success of Operation Raccoon City. Two is people boycotting Capcom for recent poor behavior. And three is perceived quality of the game either through rentals and watching other people play it, or through reviews and word of mouth.

    Comparing RE6′s sales to DmC’s sales doesn’t work here. First of all, it’s your personal opinion that it’s a great game. Second, I’ve seen terrible games get scores much higher than they deserve, e.g. 3rd Birthday, and the same can be said for great games getting undue low scores. Third, even if we assume that DmC is the best game ever made, DmC isn’t a proper comparison because all the controversy surrounding it is guaranteed to have hurt sales. You’re basically trying to compare Resident Evil 6 with a more unpopular and hated game (and, a game published by the same company), and claiming that just because that hated game got high review scores and you think it’s great, that means a game that sold better than it should be considered a success. It… really doesn’t work that way.

    #29 2 years ago

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  • 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

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  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

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  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]