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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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    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

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

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kojima Station show suspended

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

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]