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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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    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]