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PS Vita price-cut announced for Japan

Monday, 18 February 2013 08:09 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has announced via live stream that both the 3G and Wi-Fi models of PS Vita will receive a price-drop in February.

Update: Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer that there are currently no plans to announce a PS Vita price cut for Europe.

A rep told the site, “The price cut announced today is for the SCE Japan region only. We have nothing to announce at this time regarding pricing within the our own region.”

The livestream confirmed that both models would reduce to 19,980 yen from February 28th.

That’s around $215 or £138.

No price drop has been confirmed for the West as yet, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground for updates.

Meanwhile, a Phantasy Star Online 2 bundle was announced for Japan, including a copy of the game and a console. It also comes in at 19,980 yen, releasing March 28th.

The stream also showcased Toukiden, a new portable action game from Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force. It’s a hack-n-slash that supports up to four players, and allows players to connect PS Vita and PSP consoles. It will get a demo in April.

Soul Sacrifice was also dated for a March 7th release in Japan, along with a red console bundle costing 24980 yen. We first reported on the bundle’s contents here.

Incoming games Gundam Breaker from Namco Bandai and Valhalla Knights 3 were shown, and were given a loose 2013 launch window.

God Eater 2 was also show, and a new feature was revealed for the original game God Eater Burst. The ‘UMD Passport’ system will eventually let players transfer their original PSP game to their PS Vita. No date was given for the feature, but it seemed rather neat.

Finally, Final Fantasy X HD was shown, with new character models and rather snazzy visuals. It looked lovely.

What do you make of the above? Let us know below.

Also, be sure to check out my full run-down of PS4 rumours ahead of the big reveal this Wednesday.

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42 Comments

  1. Dragon246

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTT!!!!
    Now the game begins!
    The cut of 5000 yen is awesome!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. manamana

    Sony is dropping bombs. Wednesday can’t come soon enough :-)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. manamana

    Could be that they need to clear inventory, why else would they price 3G and Wifi the same, if not for a new model which incorporates both?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dragon246

    @3,
    Or they will phase out the wi-fi only model soon.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dragon246

    Dragons crown is not dead after all.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    @4, Probably the other way around, I see an LTE revision coming soon. Too bad the ridiculous prices Aussies pay for 4G, especially for the very limited coverage that we have.

    Our largest mobile network in Aus only gives us 3GB of data on their LARGEST monthly mobile plan that charges $100 ($130) per month, locking you in for 24months. That could be used well within an hour & I think they charge around 15 cents per MB (over $150 per GB)excess usage.

    Also, I think their passport system was a decent idea, however their were more efficient ways they could have gotten physical PSP games onto the Vita. An adapter being the first thing to come to mind. The capability of locking a physical game’s identity to a person’s account through some sort of optional activation process being another- I don’t think it should render the PSP game useless, just not capable of playing online through another account like a PC game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Price cut does not mean anything. I thought PS Vita price was okay. It was like the original price and hardware alone was worth it.

    But the question here is “Games” and Vita does not have them. Phantasy Star Online II is amazing thing, but why should I bother for example if it will be released next year in EU/US on the PC!? So PSO2 is the best thing they can offer?

    Japanese peeps won’t care unless everyone is ape shit about Soul Sacrifice which for now… they are not.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    @CJ,
    Really? Unless they are adding phone features in next iteration, it would be useless.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Beta

    Awesome. Now if this cut was also in other territories and Sony cut the price of the memory sticks as well then the Vita would have a much better chance at succeeding.

    Which it should because it’s an excellent handheld marred by poor support from Sony.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. mistermogul

    Have they reduced the ridiculous price of the memory cards also?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Christopher Jack

    @8, How so? Faster speeds is always better, my problem is the way my local network operators handle it. They don’t charge more for 4G over 3G but they’re still stuck in the early 2000′s for their pricing structure.

    Even the majority of our broadband deals have data caps & only last year did we start moving from copper to fibre optics, it won’t be in my area for another year or 2 (current download speeds [for my ADSL2+] peaks at 6MBits on a good day)& my closest CBD for another 3-4 years.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. woe

    The Vita needs system sellers not PS3 and PSP ports.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @12, and PS2 ports of not the best RPG’s.

    FFX HD release… lol.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Beta

    Hopefully things like Tearaway help to drum up interest. Sony need to get some more first party studios working on Vita.

    Unless we want more games like Blops: Declassified.. :P

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dragon246

    For comparison, 3ds xl costs 18,900 Yen in japan and is the best selling sku there. Vita is now really competitively priced. Also the fact that the 3ds heavy hitters will only start flowing from april onwards in japan, giving a one and half month leeway for vita, which has SS, One Piece, Atelier, Tales and PSO all lined up for march/ feb.
    Really getting excited now! Its a very good chance that the price cut will be announced on Wednesday now.

    Another announcement, for 24990 yen, a vita bundle consists of 32 gb card. Thats a really good deal too.
    http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/18/playstation-vita-bonus-pack-comes-with-32gb-memory-card/

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    http://kotaku.com/5984963/check-out-final-fantasy-x-hd-version-for-the-ps-vita

    FFX – screens. Yeah well, don’t know who will buy this.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. manamana

    @7 “Phantasy Star Online II is amazing thing, but why should I bother for example if it will be released next year in EU/US on the PC!?” Why the heck do you need to compare everything and their mother to PC? What has a handheld gaming device to do with a stationary computer with monitor, keyboard and a mouse or in best case a laptop? Shure it needs more games but stop whining like a crybaby all the griggin time!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    @17,
    You are wasting your time talking to the wrong person.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @Sony246, Shut up your Sony fanboy trap. He is not talking to you. M’kay?
    you better answer my question on “why you hacked your PS3″, alright?

    @manamana, “Why the heck do you need to compare everything and their mother to PC?”

    Maybe because PSO2 is coming to the PC too and I already played the Jap version and Japanese people already play PSO2 on the PC?

    Handheld gaming device has to do with a tablet PC or a laptop where you can play it in the future.
    Vita need it’s own games, not ports.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dragon246

    ^ *Yawns* ^
    Anything else to say?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Mike W

    @12

    Good point Woe, I thought it was a bad decision for Sony to release games that are already available on consoles.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dragon246

    @Dave,
    Shouldn’t you add the details about dragons crown? Thats the only thing missing from the update above.
    http://gematsu.com/2013/02/dragons-crown-second-trailer
    http://www.destructoid.com/atlus-action-rpg-dragon-s-crown-reconfirmed-for-vita-245660.phtml

    #22 2 years ago
  23. dizzygear

    “Update: Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer that there are currently no plans to announce a PS Vita price cut for Europe.”

    Go suck a dick then Sony.

    “Meanwhile, a Phantasy Star Online 2 bundle was announced for Japan, including a copy of the game and a console. It also comes in at 19,980 yen, releasing March 28th.”

    Now this i would buy if it included a memory card as well.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Mike W

    I’m pretty sure the price cut is coming to other regions, they’re probably going to announce it at a later date.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Daminic22

    ^ yeah same..cant wait for Feb 20..I think Sony is about to bring it :)

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dragon246

    @23,
    Did you really thought they would confirm a worldwide price cut to a gaming site and not announce it on Wednesday?
    In japan, it will help since games are coming, but I don’t think same results will be achieved in the west without a heavy hitter like GTA or something like that announced.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Beta

    Well of course they have to say there are no plans.

    That’d ruin the announcement of a price cut on Weds if there is one coming. :P

    #27 2 years ago
  28. CyberMarco

    @16 At least get a pair of glasses and learn how to read!!!

    “Note that they were taken from a standard definition stream and are not in HD.”

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Dragon246

    @CM,
    :D

    #29 2 years ago
  30. dizzygear

    @23 They SHOULD make these things global announcements in this day and age. Making Japan exclusive price cut announcements does nothing but piss people off.
    But it seems Sony is still stuck in 1999 when these sort of announcements would never reach western ears.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Dragon246

    @30
    This event wasn’t for western audiences. That is why the meet wasn’t even subbed in english.
    Surely you can wait for 2 days, can’t you?
    An announcement on 20th feb will reach more western ears , plain and simple. Take out your pitchforks after that.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. dtyk

    I typically never bother to comment, but this is very exciting. I’m personally a sucker for monster hunter type games, and everything shown here was pretty much like it. Toukuden, Soul Sacrifice, God Eater II, PSOII, heck even that gundam game looked pretty fun.

    Mark me pleased. :D

    #32 2 years ago
  33. mistermogul

    I’ll get a vita the day Sony don’t shaft me up the ass for a frickin SD card…

    #33 2 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    How are the Vitas Load times?

    It has been a while since I last had one in my hands and I only played Dungeon Alliance and Uncharted. Friends system. I recall the load times being longer then I would have liked, is that the case for all of the games?

    I had a really nice PSP3000, but freaken hated the load times. Playing games like Madden and and a few others where so bad playing them was a chore. But, Phantasy Star Portable one and two where pretty decent loadwise. Loved those.

    My interest in Vita is growing. I could use it with PSN+. I can play RO, DA, DC, and ofc PSOII. The price needs to drop, and I think it will.

    But, can anyone speak in a non fanboy or anti fanboy way and let me know what the load times are like?

    #34 2 years ago
  35. friendlydave

    @OG The load times vary for me, Gravity Rush loads fast and fine but some of the older games I have [Mostly PSP games; FFtactics] takes a while longer. Nothing painful though.

    I have no games on Cart so I can’t speak for those load times.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. OlderGamer

    Thnx friendlydave.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. dtyk

    @OlderGamer,

    If I remember correctly, most games have relatively short load times (Gravity Rush, Ninja Gaiden, MGS HD). The PSP games as #36 said, load longer, likely due to emulation hurdles the system has to jump through.

    In my opinion, it’s worth a buy if the price drops. I bought an open boxed one for $200 USD and felt that it was worth it. The SD cards, as everyone knows, are pricey. However, you technically only need the SD for PSP games, unless you really like digital distribution for new games.

    PS: The vita has an awesome youtube app, for some reason.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. OlderGamer

    If I get one it would be in a strong part for PSN+. So a lot of storage would be important. However I just looked at Gamestop, they want 100usd for a 32gb card. That is crazy. Very prohibitive.

    So:

    http://www.gamestop.com/ps-vita/consoles/playstation-plus-instant-game-collection-playstation-vita-bundle/107056

    +

    http://www.gamestop.com/ps-vita/accessories/32gb-playstation-vita-memory-card/98472

    equals 400usd. To be fair I could spend less, but I want what is included. Esp the PSN+. But the question is; is the total price worth the total package? Like I said a price cut seems likly, maybe that will help.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Dragon246

    @OG,
    Load times vary. But they should not be a problem imo.
    About cards, I just work off an 4gb card and its perfectly fine.
    The trick? Backup everything on pc/ps3. I have around 45gb of games+demos on my pc, and thats excluding videos, songs and so on. I really think 4gb is the best choice.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. theevilaires

    I hope they announce a LTE version and make it thinner plus upgrade the camera to 8MP (I mean this is SONY they do make cameras,8MP should be minimal).

    #40 2 years ago
  41. DrDamn

    @OG
    Load times tend to vary from game to game, some are better than others. Take PS+ into account and budget for a decent size card (16Gb is about right). You can switch stuff in and out as needed but the beauty of any handheld is being able to carry stuff around with you. Hopefully they rework the card costs as it is prohibitive.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Hoika

    Sony is getting agressive lately. I kinda like them when they are angry. I’ll be getting Soul Sacrifice and God Eater 2. Toukiden looks great too.

    @42 I have a 16GB too, works fine for me too. It’s enough for me. But they indeed should cut the price of the cards or give free games, free PS+ months with them or something like that.

    @34 Tell me more about your stepmother, is she a milf? Does she like crossword puzzles? Does she know the etiquette of a DP?

    #42 2 years ago

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    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

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

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

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

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

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

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

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

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

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

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

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

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

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

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

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

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

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

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

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

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

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

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

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

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

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

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

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

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

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

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

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

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

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