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Dead Space 3 resource ‘exploit’ similar to theft, claims IP expert

Monday, 11 February 2013 11:52 GMT By Dave Cook

Dead Space 3′s use of microtransactions has got a lot of gamers upset and has prompted the games press to question the nature of micro-payments in console titles. However, a supposed glitch was unearthed in the game’s 8th chapter – although EA claims it isn’t a glitch at all – which supposedly gives players infinite resources. That could legally be considered stealing, says IP expert Sara Ludlam.

We missed this one last week, but Ludlam discussed the nature of microtransactions with the BBC, and said “If you go into a baker’s to buy a bun and they give you the wrong change and you walk away knowing you have been given more change than you handed over in the first place, that’s theft.

“So, arguably if you go into this game knowing you are supposed to be paying for these weapons and you notice a glitch allows you to accumulate them without paying, that’s theft as well. But it is arguable because it’s a new area.”

It is indeed a new area with plenty of grey patches that the industry hasn’t quite figures out yet. However EA responded to the infinite farming issue in a statement that we reported on here.

What’s your take on the issue? Are microtransactions the way forward, or can you not stand them?

Cheers OXM.

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27 Comments

  1. mithrandir

    Microtransactions are the big evil. They are the big temptress.
    To developers, they will tempt them to make the game SO hard that gamers will be forced to buy credits, or be forever grinding. For gamers, it will be like the sirens, constantly trying to lure you to give in, and spend those few bucks for instant pleasure.
    It doesn’t belong in games, and is now introduced for all the wrong reasons.

    As for Dead Space 3: Does Isaac even have a PSN account? If not, how can that be as immersive as it’s supposed to be?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DeVitowned

    Fuck this dumbass. Not only did EA say it isn’t a glitch, the prick assumes, quite ignorantly, that you HAVE to BUY the resources. Stick to IP instead of blowing smoke out your ass.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Ali

    Let me tell what is theft. Giving a baker 59.99 dollars to get a cake (shown to be complete with fruitcake on it) only to be sold the fruitcake as a stand alone even though they should be originally included in the deal.

    I paid 59.99 to get whatever you guys put on the game with the original budget. Breaking the contents apart and reselling em as DLC and upgrades is theft.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Hirmetrium

    To put what #2 said more politely, the analogy and thought process here used is incorrect.

    It’s a very new area, and they have to be careful. You are effectively paying for on disk content that can be acquired for free – I do not see why EA are charging you for it in addition to the base price. Like the Baker charging you for the buns, then saying you can’t have them crispy unless you pay him extra.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Fin

    Yer, the IP person hasn’t had the whole thing explained to her. Bit of a non-story.

    @3

    No dude, that’s not theft at all. It’s just people being mean. Totally different.

    @4

    No it’s not. (forgive me for going down the rabbit hole of analogies)
    It’s like the baker giving you a plate of buns and saying hey, I can separate these for you if you pay me extra, or you can separate them yourself, which is free but will take longer.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hirmetrium

    @5: More like the fruitcake doesn’t have fruit unless you gather it yourself, or pay the man extra.

    Analogies are still a poor way to approach the issue. This is similar to withholding content in a complete package and ransoming it for cash to the purchaser.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Fin

    @6

    You have a source that they’re withholding content, rather than it simply not being ready?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. xxJPRACERxx

    I’m sure this IP “expert” bitch is the kind of asshole that sue because people post some shit on YouTube and you can hear some copyrighted music in the background or because you downloaded a book on a torrent site and you must pay the million dollar the company lost.

    100% agree with #2 and 3.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Puggy

    Interesting topic to be honest.
    With all the Save Game editing software available for PS3 and Xbox 360, I would wonder if it is also illegal to alter your save in a way to have more resources.
    One could argue the save was created with the code (game) provided by the company and thus is theirs. However the code (game) was written in a programming language, so that would lead to the game not being theirs.

    And just to make sure, you should not make the mistake and confuse justice with “legal.” Two totally different pair of shoes there.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. lexph3re

    Wait so your telling me because the bakers dozen has 13 and not 12. I am stealing even though the baker intentionally gave me more to balance out his load?

    If Dead Space 3 was completely Micro based I would see her argument. However, it’s not. If this expert would have done a bit of research they would know earlier Visceral established M-T as a means to speed up the process not to be the focus point.

    I love people who formulate opinions on half assed research.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Lloytron

    IP ‘experts’ comparing digital transactions to the real world? Oh dear.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Judicas

    Good lord! Are you that hard up for stories you really feel the need to post this kind of rubbish? Have some integrity and stick to actual news.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Hirmetrium

    @7: I don’t think you understand entirely.

    There is content which you must pay to access i.e. resources. Now, obviously these can be gathered via ingame and used to buy ingame weapons which you can get without paying for, but a lot of folks have compared it to old school cheats. Your paying for something you effectively… already own. It’s half withholding content (until you reach an arbitrary barrier) compared to say, free DLC in dead space 2 (which you have available from the in game store when you start).

    This new age of achievements also muddies the water SIGNIFICANTLY. Somebody has paid for a clear advantage over somebody else. Is that fair? how can achievements be compared if one person paid for them, and somebody else didn’t?

    And don’t forget the 11 Day one DLC packs. Thats a lot of content which no doubt was also with the game.

    There are several gray areas (as others have said) and issues at work here. None of them are simple, and this IP expert had made the situation considerably worse.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Beta

    It’s not theft, it’s not even comparable to real world theft because you aren’t forced to pay to acquire these items.

    Uninformed dullard.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TheWulf

    What?

    Did someone just compare a single-player videogame cheat to real world stealing? So, if I hack my copy of Pokemon Black (which I frequently do thanks to an Action Replay), then that’s the equivalent of stealing a car?

    …I don’t like modern day. Can I go back to the ’80s/’90s, please?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. TMRNetShark

    @All

    You didn’t know Pickpocketing in Skyrim was against the law? Yeah, it’s technically breaking the law, cause video games are real life! Also, speeding in Need for Speed will get you a speeding ticket…

    Sheesh these people are idiots.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    “And don’t forget the 11 Day one DLC packs. Thats a lot of content which no doubt was also with the game.”

    You mean the weapons that can be made by just playing the game and crafting with the pieces? Also by just playing the game and using the scavenger bot and doing optional quests you get ration seals which you can then purchase the dlc packs. Really the only people that are complaining about the micro-shop are the people that clearly haven’t played the game.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. The_Red

    So people are stealing from the game that they paid 60 dollars for? Yeah right. The bakery example is just hilarious. You don’t pay 60 bucks for a bun.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DSB

    Gaming was making a lot more money for everybody when they weren’t doing this shit.

    Maybe because they were busy actually making games, instead of business models.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @19: Back then we would only milk the cow. Now we milk it till there is no drop left. We cut it into pieces and sell the meat and fat. We then grind the bones and use it as food for the other cows.

    That is the current videogame industry in a nutshell.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @20 I think kneejerk should be the epitaph of the way the industry is run. Everything is a foregone conclusion for those executives, they aren’t exactly open to the idea that maybe micro-transactions aren’t the best way to deliver entertainment.

    Penny Arcade Report did a nice piece on a DICE lecture about how people would probably pay extra to avoid micro-transactions, because they lessen the experience of actually enjoying your product.

    An uninterrupted experience = Higher value for some.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Hellhound30x

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! THEFT? IS HE SERIOUS????? THEFT???? HA HA HA!!! MAN what bullshit is this? Sometimes I just want to grab the change in my pocket and throw it at them as hard as I can. You want to nickel and dime me? Well here ya go!
    Just watch guys… as time goes by soon they will be selling energy drinks for the video game characters. Wait, wait, wait… gas, air, food… all digital products that will some how affect your in game character in which you have to pay for it… PAY REAL MONEY FOR A make believe item in a VIDEO GAME!!! ROFL!!! HA HA HA HA!

    (20 years from now!)
    two guys sitting in a prison cell.
    guy #1. “so what did you do?”
    guy #2. “I robbed me a bank, and they gave me 5 years… So what did you do?
    guy #1. deep sigh. “I stole imaginary video game resources to make a gun. They gave me 45 years for THEFT!”

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
    what kind of sad world are these publishers living in…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Cobra951

    What a crock. Once I buy a game, I am free to use it any way I see fit. Any attempt to change that rule set simply means I won’t buy the game in the first place. Free to play? No such thing. I still won’t buy into it.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. dcarnage

    This is no different than say Battlefield Bad Company 2 or BF3. You can grind levels to unlock weapons or you can buy microtransactions to unlock the guns before you reach the required level. You do not need to buy anything. Although I am afraid of games becoming like Facebook games where it will be near impossible to get certain items unless you use the microtransaction system to get the items. I still bought DS3 because those microtransactions are not necessary to complete the game but when games add microtransactions that are required to beat the game or compete in multiplayer then it will automatically be a no-buy for me.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Vice

    I absolutely despise all kinds of dlc and microtransactions, unless it’s a f2p title. I still remember times of PS1-2 when we were buying a game once and we didn’t have to pay anything else to be able to play it.

    However speaking purely of Dead Space-3 here, I have no idea why would anyone ever pay for something in this game, I’m playing on hard from beginning and shotgun alone is pretty much all you need to clear the game, and if you make yourself a grenade launcher with sniper rifle, just enjoy a fun easy game.
    However I definitely can see them testing new grounds with it to steal more money from us (yes, steal) and I am not amused.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DoucheVader

    I have no issues with MicroTransactions, it’s completely optional especially in a game like Dead Space 3. The fact that you can use bots to collect this stuff really makes spending money completely unnecessary.

    I think everyone that is against MicroTrans needs to really take a deep breath and cool their jets. Using language like stealing isn’t germane to micro transactions unless those micro transactions are required to move forward.

    So please for the love of gaming have a sense of proportion about your outrage. Is it really this necessary to get all worked up about a game that is completely optional to buy with completely optional DLC / Microtransactions?

    I have NO ISSUE with developers trying to create alternate revenue streams for their products. Especially in this economy.

    Video gaming isn’t a right, so stop acting like there is some sort of established doctrine that supports how you think you should be treated. Grow the fuck up too.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. DSB

    Somehow I doubt that micro-transactions have anything to do with the love of gaming.

    The love of something green, on the other hand..

    #27 2 years ago

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    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]