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Destiny coming to PS3, X360, “future gen”; no PC yet

Sunday, 17 February 2013 22:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Destiny is on its way to current-gen HD consoles for sure and very probably next-gen hardware, too – but the PC misses out for now, with Bungie claiming that “nobody” uses a keyboard and mouse any more.

The “MMO-ish” shooter is headed to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and mysterious “future generation technology”, which almost certainly means one or both upcoming consoles from Microsoft and Sony. This information runs counter to a contract released last year, which had the first Destiny down as an Xbox exclusive, but has been widely confirmed.

IGN reports there will be no cross-platform play between PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; no word on next-gen consoles, of course.

No PC release has been touted and Bungie and Activision describe Destiny as a “console shooter”. Bungie’s Jason Jones told Destructoid that the developer has already made mouse and keyboard players obsolete.

“We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people. We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game – almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time,” he said.

“We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to.”

That said, Bungie COO Pete Persons told the Examiner that a PC version may be forthcoming.

“We would absolutely love to be on the PC. If you talk to the people upstairs, we play it on all platforms. So, stay tuned,” he said. Activision boss Eric Hirshberg said the publisher wants Destiny to be “wherever gamers are”.

Activision is describing Destiny as a new kind of game, a “shared world shooter”. GamesIndustry reports Destiny features persistent worlds and sandbox elements. Other reports mention procedurally generated missions as well as ongoing crafted content.

Although it won’t require a subscription fee and supports solo play, it has MMO features and requires an always-on Internet connection. The science fiction plot takes characters to various solar system locations, including Mars and the moon, and there’s a social hub in a city on Earth.

There will be at least three classes – the long-range Hunter, the mage-like Warlock, and something called a Titan. There will be no matchmaking or UI.

Bungie released an official description of Destiny on its forum:

Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned our solar system, but it didn’t last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes.

You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost.

    Key features:

  • The next evolution of entertainment – an incredible story set within a newly-imagined, always-connected universe filled with action and adventure.
  • Create your character, forge your legend by defeating powerful foes, and earn unique and customized weapons, gear and vehicles.
  • Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay that redefines the genre breaks traditional conventions of story, cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, combined with public and social activities.

Journalists who attended an embargoed reveal event at Bungie were not shown any gameplay. More concrete details of how the game actually plays are expected at upcoming reveals, but for now your best look at the game is the reveal vidoc.

A release window has not been set, and although Bungie had previously confirmed a 2013 launch, Activision’s recent financials noted no Bungie release was expected in the appropriate quarters.

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40 Comments

  1. Fin

    I prefer consoles to PC.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    “And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to.”

    Makes you sound like you haven’t got a fucking clue actually. Overarching statements are doomed to inaccuracy, or in this case, complete fucking bollocks.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DGOJG

    In before the inevitable shitstorm over:
    “We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo cause nobody wants to”.

    That’s a hell of a mass generalisation there Bungie…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Edo

    “Nobody uses a keyboard and mouse any more” facepalm.jpg…isn’t enough for this statement.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Most Retarded Statement This Year So Far.
    I’m not mad about it at all, arguing with the Bungie does not make sense.

    but hey, we don’t need your DayZ Rip off anyway. Good luck guys.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. FoureyesZero

    If nobody uses a mouse and keyboard anymore than how does valve make piles of money with steam answer me that bungie.
    Also the 2 biggest e sport games league of legends and starcraft 2 guess what they use bungie mouse and keyboard.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. NeoSquall

    After cheapening the FPS genre with their bullshit game, Bungie thinks that playing shooters with keyboard and mouse is obsolete.

    YOU are obsolete, Bungie.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    oohh.. the pc-elitist are getting butt hurt. it just ain’t happening on the pc anymore, it is a fact. there are a few old farts hugging their mouse and keyboards but they are in the minority. big game developers cant be bothered anymore with the pc. because it is a piracy heaven and very little money to earn. when nextgen consoles arrive there will be very few games released for the pc. all the focus will be on the new consoles where these developers will earn their money. bungie is just the first developers to be honest about and tell it how it is…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Hussar

    “Nobody buys Bungie games anymore.” Why? Because they’re obsolete.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Max Payne

    This statement is made purely for headlines just to piss millions of people so consoles player could see Bungie as their savior.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. FoureyesZero

    #8 blizzard pc only makes piles of money.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. hives

    @8 – The problem is, they are NOT honest. I’d be OK with honest. Honest thing to say here is “We will sell more copies on consoles than on PC, so we don’t care about PC gamers”. But saying that no one play shooters with mouse & keyboard is just silly :P

    Activision is behind Bungie now so… Yeah. Good luck. Save moneyz for you Bungie Elite Season Pass XXL HyperSpace version with 20% off all DLC!

    If developers and publishers just wanted to do something more on PC, they would sell more copies. Look at Skyrim. They allowed mods. Mods. That’s all it takes. Allow PC games to mod your game and it will sell more copies that it would sell otherwise. Oh… But wait. If players will have mods, they are less likely to buy your shitloads of DLC, so you can’t allow that.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. SplatteredHouse

    “We would absolutely love to be on the PC,” [Pete] Parsons [Bungie COO] said. “If you talk to the people upstairs, we play it on all platforms. So, stay tuned.”

    “Until there are official announcements from the first parties obviously we can’t comment on any platforms that might be forthcoming, but what we can say is we are building ‘Destiny’ to be wherever gamers are,” said Activision boss Eric Hirshberg added.

    A PC version was also mentioned in the [unsealed Activision/West-Zampella court] documents, but was not formally announced Sunday.
    http://www.examiner.com/article/destiny-only-coming-to-360-ps3-currently-720-ps4-pc-details-to-follow

    #13 2 years ago
  14. FoureyesZero

    @12 mods are free dlc that the developer doesn’t have to make.
    Good mods mean more sales.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. NeoSquall

    @13 This either means Jason Jones was trolling hard or he doesn’t have a clue about the game AND he’s a Halo fanboy.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. SplatteredHouse

    @10: highly likely, at least as far as headline-grabbing goes. http://www.tubechop.com/watch/942413 Don’t let yourself be counted.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Brenna Hillier

    @13 that’s a good find. I’ve added that in. Cheers!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DSB

    Bungie did do a lot of amazing things on consoles, but they never did figure out how to make a thumbstick as fast and precise as a mouse.

    Until they do, I don’t think that scene is going anywhere. It’s lovely to ride in a horse and carriage, but people still pay more to drive a Ferrari.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. freedoms_stain

    @8, Uninformed bullshit. Pretty much every word.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. harr0w

    What a completely retarded statement. Just like “we want to reach a massive audience” ( except the PC community). No wonder hes avoided media interviews for ten years. Who knowsbut its a massive mistake if correct. but what would we know we use that forgotten technology the mouse and keyboard.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. TMRNetShark

    I think what bungie is trying to say is that on the computer, you have to be in front of your computer most likely in a single chair with no one around. On a console, you are usually on a couch with other people able to watch to play. I’m not saying one is mutually exclusive to one or the other, just the generalization. The “controller” is easy to hold and is definitely more simple to use than a keyboard.

    As for consoles making shooters into a bastardized version of their former glory…. well no shit. I loved it when I could pick between 10-15 weapons whenever I wanted during a level of a game. But NOPE… since consoles… it makes it a strict 2 guns at any time. That was my only beef with consoles.

    Other than that, console shooters are okay in my book. PC games have their amazing titles just how consoles will have theirs. Witcher 2 on PC >>>>>> Witcher 2 on Xbox. Simple fact.

    Plus Cyberpunk 2077 will be on PC… and Deus Ex: HR is amazing on PC vs. consoles.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Digital Bamboo

    Just some bullshit boasting meant to get a rise out of people, and it seems to be working.
    No different than Eminem saying “no one listens to techno”

    As someone who has switched back and forth between PC and consoles over the years, I can say I’ve enjoyed playing shooters on both, but it’s no secret that a mouse & keyboard are a lot faster and more precise than a controller. Though I don’t currently have a gaming PC, given the choice to play the latest FPS on either PC or console I would take the high-end PC version, no contest, based on control alone (though the frame rate & graphics would likely be significantly better as well).

    Anyhow, dumb developer comment aside, the artwork looks great. I hope it turns out well, on all systems.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. OnionPowder

    @19
    Everything he says is completely idiotic.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. noamlol2

    pc peasentry

    always gets screwed by developers

    where is you’re red dead redemption? hmmm?
    most developers abandoned PC but the real good ones like projekt CD red and 4A games will always see that games get developed for PC and then ported to console

    #24 2 years ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    Truth hurts?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Cobra951

    I haven’t played a new shooter on PC for years, and even so, I know that statement is utter bullshit, or in your parlance here, bollocks.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Joe_Gamer

    Hrm, suddenly I’m less interested in this game.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Samoan Spider

    Given steams big picture mode I’m assuming they felt the direction of PC gaming was away from the “sat in the corner” type to “sat on the sofa” and by extension using a gamepad. The best way to play a shooter is with a kb/mouse but a gamepad is perfectly acceptable. This is hyperbole and should be judged as such. But in a few weeks I reckon a PC version will be quietly slipped into pre order.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Vice

    What the actual fuck?? Nobody plays with keyboard and mouse anymore??! I feel like handicapped when I’m playing with controller! What the fuck they talking about?! I didn’t expect such pure retardism from Bungie. I’ve lost all interest in this game and alot of respect to Bungie, even though I’m sure fuckers will port it to PC in the end anyway. It doesn’t even makes any sense to not port an always online game to PC. We won’t even be able to pirate it. Idiots.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    Lets put this in perspective Bungie has been a console developer from the get go(ignoring the Apple days) every one of their games that came out on the PC was ported by a separate studio. They are playing to their market.

    If there is a PC version it will be released a determined amount of time after the console version has come out assuming there is even a PC version. Stop getting so butt hurt.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. loki

    PC sucks again

    #31 2 years ago
  32. NooB GobliN

    The game sounds like Borderlands. Just me?
    Edit: But like a MMO Borderlands.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    ^ DayZ. nuff said

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Talkar

    “nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to.”
    Yet the only FPS i’m looking forward to is DOOM 4…

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Daminic22

    Well im interested in this game..Bungie and Activition are planning on making this a Huge Game over the next 10 years… with Activitions money and advertising this thing will get shoved down everyones throat regardless. Plus you never know some of you hating on it may change your tune later..or Not :)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Samoan Spider

    Point of reference btw, Bungie were not meant to be a console developer as Halo was about to be a PC franchise that got swiped by Microsoft (by purchasing Bungie) to assist the original xbox at launch.

    Edit (citation) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(series)#Original_trilogy

    #36 2 years ago
  37. roadkill

    /care anyway. After you made that crap of a game (Halo) do you actually think we give a f**k anymore? Lol!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. anuekr

    “We made the best gaming experience EVER. And since it was on a console, it makes sense that no one uses keyboard and a mouse anymore. Right? Right?”
    Yeah, apparently I was typing with my Xbox 360 keyboard all along and I just didn’t know it.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Gheritt White

    @25: Innit just.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. PC_PlayBoy

    Bungie and Activision describe Destiny as a “console shooter”

    Therefore it isn’t worth a bucket of warm spit then…

    #40 2 years ago

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    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]