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Games For Windows woe continues, Microsoft offers possible solution

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:01 GMT By Dave Cook

Games For Windows has been battered with complaints from many users unable to connect to the service, rendering games like Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition unplayable, prompting fans to petition for a Steam release. Microsoft has stepped forward to offer a possible solution to the issue.

Games.On.Net reports that Microsoft posted its advice on the official Games For Windows forum. It reads as follows:

“Some users are reporting success by running the following four commands in an administrator command prompt (right click on the command propt and select run as administrator)

bitsadmin /reset
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset

then restarting their computers, starting their game up and selecting ‘Sign-in with another account’ and re-entering their log-in information.”

Microsoft concedes however, that the above fix won’t work in all instances, but assured players that it is working on a more viable solution.

Have you been affected? Does this method work for you? Let us know below.

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28 Comments

  1. Hunam

    Let it fucking die.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    I don’t need my Xbox on my PC. Let it die.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Talkar

    Petitioning GFWL games to use Steam instead is like wanting to use a controller instead of a keyboard to write an essay…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    MS, you really screwed yourself with this, GfWL had potential, you could have really focused on integrating it into Windows 8, now it’s just a slowly dying piece of software than no body wants tied to their games.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. loki

    Games For Windows sucks so hard, only possible solution bury this crap and foget abou it

    #5 2 years ago
  6. xxJPRACERxx

    Wow loki, I think this is your 1st intelligent comment!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. deadstoned

    @3
    I think you have that the wrong way round. GFWL Updated last 2011, last added “feature” 2009. Steam last updated a few weeks ago, last added features included greenlight, steamworkshop and bigpicture mode. I do believe Steamworks is made for gaming and GFWL is a hunk of cancer Microsoft forgot to kill.

    GFWL always suffers from all sorts of buggy screw ups. Thats why people have been doing their best to avoid it. Microsoft deserves way more flack for the state of their PC business than they get. They do shit like this every day. FUCK MICROSOFT STUDIOS AND FUCK GFWL DEVELOPERS! THEY ARE ALL INCOMPETENT DUMBASSES

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Talkar

    @7
    Nah man. I actually believe GFWL is better than Steam.
    The way i see it is as follows:
    They are both DRM, and that is the only reason i would ever use either one of them, because i’m forced to.
    GFWL works. Steam Doesn’t. Simple as that. I do also know that the situation is reverse for a lot of people, but for me personally, GFWL has been a lot better than Steam…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. alterecho

    Yeah GFWL > Steam for me. It ofcourse needs improvements though.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. deadstoned

    @8
    Sorry man I just find it really hard to believe :-/ . Steams worked so well for most people hence why Steam, Valve and Gabe Newell have reached almost messiah like status on the internet. GFWL has repeatedly worked poorly for most people and has often pointed to low poor quality PC ports. Everyones dropped GFWL now except for Namco Bandai whom I’m sure will drop it for Dark Souls 2.

    In regards to your Steam problems, what kind of problems do you have?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Talkar

    @11
    The most common problems i run into are error messages claiming a game is already running, when it isn’t. And they have yet to fix offline mode which to this day only works about half the time. And then we have the less common problems that i only get once in a while, like when it refuses a CD-key (happened with BL2), and the currency issue where it claims i’m in the states, which i’m not, and list all prices in dollars. And when i try to pay for something it fails because i’m not in the correct region. Steam support is worth bollocks, they only give copy/paste messages back which resolve nothing. And Valve being as arrogant as they are, they don’t even have a phone number i can call for support.

    My problems with GFWL: There was a DLC for Fallout 3 that took 2 hours to install.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. ps3fanboy

    THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION FOR THIS CRAP AND THAT IS TO ABANDON GFWL FOR GOOD AND LET PEOPLE INSTALL THEIR GAMES AS THEY USED TO. WE DON’T NEED AN ASS OF A CLIENT TO INTERFERE WITH THE GAME PLAY AT ALL. AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE CRAP STEAM/UPLAY/ORIGIN… DON’T NEED IT AT ALL.

    THIS IS WHAT WE DID IN 2000….

    INSTALL THE GAME
    PRESS THE EXE FILE ON THE DESKTOP
    PLAY THE GAME

    NO CLIENT NEEDED!… THAT IS WHAT WE DID IN 2000 BEFORE THIS CLIENT CRAP ARRIVED. IT JUST WORKED EVERY GAMER WAS HAPPY…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Talkar

    Basically i agree with #13. But in a much less caps-locky kinda way :P

    #13 2 years ago
  14. GwynbleiddiuM

    I can accept some people being unable to work around issues they might have with steam, but saying GFWL > Steam is blatant lie and utter bullshit. There’s nothing more annoying than purchasing a legit copy of a game and being unable to use its online features due to regional restrictions that Microsoft impose. So don’t try to justify your lack of technical knowledge by blaming steam. And if you can’t take advantage over what PC brings, there are simpler solutions called video game consoles which neither require you to have a so called PC skill nor it’ll ever challenge you to overcome technical difficulties that a PC might put you through once every million years.

    Steam might occasionally give you messages but they can be easily bypassed if you care to look around the forum or by restarting the client.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Talkar

    @15
    And don’t try to trick yourself into beliving you know people when you don’t. I have a computer science degree, and i am currently undertaking a bachelors degree in software development. I can assure you that the fact steam works like shit has nothing to do with my competence, or lack thereof, but is merely a reflection of Valves attitude towards its customers.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    GFWL has been a disaster since day one. It’s no wonder that so many publishers have dropped it like the bad habit it is.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    My only Steam problem lately has been Steam Cloud not functioning when I close Steam but thankfully I’m only gaming on one PC right now so it’s not an issue. I used to have tonnes of problems with Steam, namely it not working in offline mode- though on the other hand I haven’t had as many internet issues either lately so idk.

    GfWL however is just unnecessary when I purchase a Steam game, perhaps my biggest pet peeve about Steam is that some games require additional services to use. Rockstar’s social club has always been problematic for me & I believe GTAIV purchased through Steam requires both that & GfWL tho I’m not certain, I uninstalled it a while a go when I started looking & budgeting for a more capable PC.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. deadstoned

    @12
    Offline mode is still a blunder yes, fortunately most people don’t have to use it. Internets fairly reliable here. GFWL offline mode may seem nicer, but goodluck with encrypted offline saves and getting DLC to work offline.

    Never really had CD-Key issues, sometimes when games go on sale they temporarily run out of keys. But that’s usually fixed very quickly.

    Not sure on your problems with listing prices in dollars and such. You using proxies, VPN’s or on University network? Because I must say that does sound very strange, I’d think it would have more to do with your ISP than Valve though.

    Valve support may not have a phone number, but at least it exists unlike GFWLs support. I’ve never had to contact support, because I’ve never had any major problems. Microsoft’s GFWL have 5 dudes in a call centre for USA only and thats it. Ask some Xbox support in Europe and they’ll likely ask “whats Games for windows LIVE?”. The 5 dudes in the USA call centre is true, because one of them briefly came onto Reddit once, in the comments section of a GFWL complaint thread. I’ll try and find it for you. He admitted the service was shit.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. xxJPRACERxx

    “GFWL works. Steam Doesn’t.”

    ROFL!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. fearmonkey

    I have a PC that GFWL just will not work on, and I have tried a ton of things and i am not formatting my pc to get it to work. It works fine on my new PC, but I hate it, not a fan of it…at all…
    The only good thing about it is the gamerscore thing if that matters to you…doesnt to me… Rockstar’s games are a drag as they want you to sign into their service, then GFWL before you can play the game.

    Steam has always worked well, and I have never had a single problem with the service, ever……. I love being able to use cloud saves, take screenshots using the service (though I prefer a few other apps for that)and have chat with Steam friends while playing a game. Yes GFWL has some of that but its just much clunkier.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. GwynbleiddiuM

    @16 Sorry mate but that final sentence is also bullshit.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Strange, or maybe luck. But across five different PCs, I have never, ever had even one problem with Steam. It just works.

    Toss in the endless barrage of Steam Sales…and I have to wonder if people are just flat out talking BS when it comes to talking bad about Steam.

    That being said anything, tech wise, can go wrong once in awhile. But in my experience Steam hasn’t. And even if I did have an issue or two once in awhile, I would still use it. It just beats everything else out there.

    People can cry all they want but the old days are long gone. Everything will have clients, services, and stores tied to them. Welcome to the future. But saying that, and understanding that…how does Steam get any better?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. livewired500

    I agree with OG. On 2 PCs and a laptop, Steam has always worked. Including, offline mode which is set most of the time on my kid’s computer.

    I thought MSFT was dropping GFWL for Xbox Live services. There isn’t any games listed any longer in the GFWL client. Heck, I even forgot I had it installed until this article. Only reason I have it is for Dawn of War 2 (haven’t played in a while) and I play that through Steam.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. DSB

    It certainly helped kill Gotham City Impostors and probably cost some people their jobs at Monolith.

    First matchmaking didn’t work, which is kinda familiar from trying to play GTA IV in coop, and then they were prevented from fixing it even though they had the patch ready within a week, because Microsoft had to rub their dicks on it for a month in certification.

    In comparison I’ve seen guys like Supergiant Games identify problems and roll out patches just hours after release on Steam. Personally I consider that slightly better service.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. TheWulf

    I was about to tell #3 how my jaw was on the floor at how incredulous I was at his delusions. Then I moved a little down the comments list and I saw that, hey, it’s just more client hate. That’s how things are done, now. Is hating on Steam (despite it being efficient and clever) like some kind of neo-ludditism movement?

    I mean, I’m old enough to have played games on a cassette tape where you had to wait for ten minutes for the bloody things to load up whilst blaring analogue data noise through the TV speakers. We’ve come a long way since then.

    The process used to be:

    1. Dig out disc.
    2. Find out disc is warped despite having kept it in the dark and in perfect condition.
    3. Ask around friends for a copy.
    4. Discover they don’t have one.
    5. Visit a local store, endure the smell whilst looking for a budget copy.
    6. Take it to the counter, and have to deal with someone who’s confused by life.
    7. Get it home.
    8. Install the game.
    9. Run the game.
    10. The game crashes, despite having the correct operating system and slightly above par hardware.
    11. The Internet was young – spend hours researching things.
    12. Get the game running.
    13. The game runs, but with weird slowdowns.
    14. The game crashes at the title screen.
    15. Back to the young and useless Internet!

    Seriously, take off those damned rose-tinted glasses. Right now. Computers back then often had me wondering if it was too much hassle. If I should just get one of those fancy Saturn consoles instead.

    Fast forward to 2013:

    1. Buy a game (and install steam if you haven’t).
    2. Download a game at the best speeds your Internet can offer.
    3. Run the game.
    4. Enjoy the game.

    It’s better now in regards to being able to have software that works than it’s ever been, and we have a better Internet now to boot. I’m sorry, but whilst I may have preferences for games from differing years, I realise as much as anyone that buying something on Steam is the least hassle one can have. I’ve been using Steam since its initial release and I have a massive library. I’ve not had one, single problem. Not one.

    Though Games for Windows Live does indeed to remind me of those halcyon days of yore when you couldn’t get games to run no matter what, and it took years to download anything (hello Fallout 3 DLC). I can only conclude that some people are simply not as bright as others.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    I love Steam and it is the best service for games available right now with Battle.net.

    But I want to add one thing that I don’t like about Steam: Firmware updates.

    sometimes they are annoying as hell, everything else is perfect.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Joe_Gamer

    I fucking hate GFWL, I was about to tell a lie and say I’ve never bought a game with it but….fucking thanks Arkham City for spoiling that for me….well I hope the 15 bucks they got off of me for the sale was worth shoving GFWL down my throat, it would have been a day one buy for me otherwise.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Kabby

    So what exactly IS the end game scenario here should GFWL be closed?

    Microsoft? Hello?

    #28 2 years ago

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    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]