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PS4 to cost £300, according to leaked documents – report

Monday, 18 February 2013 16:59 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony is expected to reveal PS4 at its ‘PlayStation Meeting’ event on Wednesday. Leaked documents and sources have claimed that the console will cost £300 at launch.

According to The Times, “leaked internal documents” confirm the price-tag which – if true – mark a significant reduction from the PS3′s original price-tag of £425.

Meanwhile, we’ve got all of the big PS4 rumours compiled into one handy list before the big reveal on Wednesday. Check it out here.

Thanks Gi.biz.

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49 Comments

  1. Kabby

    Maybe they will launch a few tiers of device starting at 299 for the weaksauce model? I’m not a fan of those shenanigans but it seems like the cool thing to do these days.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. nikk900

    That would be a nice price for me. A big drop from the ps3 start price.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    Awesome if true but suggest tech may not be that powerful. But maybe it doesn’t? Reason the PS3 was so high was because Blu-Ray was brand spanking new and the cost to produce those things were expensive. Now that they are much cheaper the price of the PS4 will be much lower because we won the final physical disk war…. Yay SONY!

    This just in the 720 will be $599 to pay for Blu-ray rights ;)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Blu Ray was not expensive compared to their crappy processor.
    PS2 was not expensive because of DvD player too.

    @1, Probably bigger hardware, better price like with SLIM PS3′s

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    That is what about 465usd? Sorry little rusty on my currency exchanges.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. CyberMarco

    ^ Usually it’s the contrary, the US always get the cheapest deal compared to the UK and especially EU.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @5
    Nah not quite. £300 will include sales tax here which is a whopping 20%. So it should equate to about $400 in the US I would think.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Bomba Luigi

    More interessting than the Price it will have in the Store, is for me the Question on what Condition Sony will sell it. Theres a Big diffrent between a System you can buy for 300 and Sony makes money with it, and a System for the same Price and Sony sell it at loss.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    Thnx Doc.

    400usd is about what I was expecting(somewhat lower tbh). But wondering if we will see multi SKUs. Prolly. Maybe two. One for 400usd and another for maybe 450usd or 500usd.

    I was expecting 500usd and 550usd.

    Better, but still a tuff sell I think. Not to the dedicated so much but the the folks after launch, the more mass market types.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Beta

    £300 is a pretty good price for a new console. Much better than the PS3 launch price was anyway.

    They can’t afford to sell at a loss surely.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. RandomTiger

    Shame we wont be able to buy it at the same time as the other regions.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    This is probably the bare minimum tier which still isn’t bad and if true it will directly compete with the WiiU assuming Nintendo don’t do a pricecut before this system releases.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. daytripper

    A worldwide release would be ideal, doubt it though

    #13 2 years ago
  14. SeWICX

    This is horrible news.
    I am serious, why make it so cheap?

    Cheap console, means cheaper components. Which means less powerful hardware.

    I don’t wanna buy a cheap mid-range console, I want it to be at least 400 minimum.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Cobra951

    @14: £300 is cheap for a console? I think $300 US is the sweet spot for maximizing revenue. No console priced higher than that sweeps the marketplace. Cost of development is irrelevant. Even if that comes in at $500 a unit initially, the developer has to eat the difference if they expect to sell enough units to grab enough market share, and make it up on software sales. This is nothing new.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    And it really isn’t that cheap.

    If you want the highest end components, go buy a Gaming Rig PC. Consoles are always going to be medium ranged mass market devices.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Fin

    $350/€350/£300 I’d say.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Hunam

    I don’t see why I wont meet that price. I mean for the PS3 they went and developed a brand new CPU, this time they just went to AMD and asked what they got that could do the job.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Gheritt White

    This would be amazing! If they can launch new consoles for between £300 and £350 GBP, then I really think the next gen will be off to a flying start.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. SlayerGT

    Shit that’s less than I’ve saved in my console fund…fuck it, give me two :P

    #20 2 years ago
  21. mistermogul

    £300 is a good starting price for PS4 I’m thinking.

    Also will be interesting to see if it forces Nintendo’s hand to a price cut and get MS to follow suit…

    #21 2 years ago
  22. manamana

    It will be like $300 / £300 / €450. EU always pay a friggin premium. Always.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    £300 is a really good price for the system that is worth the money. Ps4 need to prove that it is worth 300£

    #23 2 years ago
  24. deathm00n

    @22 And in South America maybe $600 after 1 year, yay! No matter how deep in the shit you are, there’s always someone suffocating in it.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Clupula

    At $300, this thing will sell like crazy, as long as the tech is at least noticeably better than a PS3 game.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Dragon246

    Great price imo.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Sylrissa

    The original PS3 retailed for 1000 here in Australia.

    So even if it launches any where close to the price being stated, it will be a massive reduction in cost for us, so I’d be quite pleased with that.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Stardog

    The PS3 launched at about £425 which killed it day one.

    I didn’t buy a PS3 until it was £250 and came bundled with Uncharted 3. £300 is a good price.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. xxJPRACERxx

    @4 The Bluray drive was the most expensive component in the PS3. Problems in the manufacturing process of the lenses are also the reason of the delay of several months.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Gadzooks!

    Sony seem to be making some smart decisions with this machine. Improved controller, sensible architecture, sensible price.

    If they make as smart decisions on their OS as their hardware then I think it will take off quickly.

    Microsoft need to have something much, much stronger than Kinect to be able to compete for the next gen.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Moonwalker1982

    That really would be a very good thing indeed. Really hoping MS is gonna bring the big guns as well and yes i agree, they need a whole lot more than some bulshitty Kinect 2 titles. Big 360 fan here, but i’m having my doubts about MS and their ways lately. That’s not to say that i’m expecting everything to be perfect about the PS4…but we’ll see.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Hunam

    To be honest, I think I’m siding with PS4 at the moment. The 360 was amazing, I’ve had some great times with it as it’s been used about 15x more than my PS3, but the PS3 has been taking over lately as I can’t be bothered to pay for online anymore and all the adverts and the rest of the crap is putting me off even using it. I admit I only play exclusives on the PS3 and single player only but i’ve been finding a lot of japanese gems that just didn’t make it to the 360 to play lately.

    I can’t see microsoft returning to sensible decision making anytime soon so for now, I’m jumping ship.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. fearmonkey

    The question is whether stores like Gamestop and others will only allow you to buy the console as a bundle, which happened with the Xbox and the 360 at launch.

    It pretty much meant spending $500 at least on day one purchase.

    I’m interested in seeing how MS reacts to whatever Sony does. I hope Sony makes MS squirm, and I hope Sony makes MS really work for our money. I feel MS got really complacent when they became number one in the states, they dont really try to keep our business, where Sony at least tries a bit more.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Beta

    Definitely siding with PS4. Microsoft is getting complacent and losing focus. They need a good kick up the arse to get back in gear.

    And I hope Sony can give it to them.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Dark

    “PS4 ‘may allow users to compete against others using different hardware”

    http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2013/02/wsj-ps4-may-allow-users-to-compete.html

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323764804578311993152891294.html

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Hunam

    @35

    I honestly think this NEEDS to happen. Splitting PS3/360 users up is just stupid as it halves the amount of people you’ll find online and means multiple server set ups for the publisher.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Phoenixblight

    @36

    In a perfect world that would happen but it won’t. MS and Sony will always be segregated online service.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Fin

    @35, 36

    The article is talking about tablets and smartphones, not other consoles

    “Sony’s new console may also allow users to compete against others using different hardware, such as smartphones and other portable devices, those people said.”

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Moonwalker1982

    @32

    I wouldn’t give up on MS so fast. I mean, we did got some great exclusives on there and don’t forget 360′s head start from PS3′s. 360 had the Halo games, the very good Forza games and IMO much better than GT. It had Crackdown 1 and 2, The Witcher 2, the Gears of War games which all were very enjoyable and good looking in my opinion. And the PGR games, probably some more but this is what i can come up with right now.

    PS3 does have a few more interesting exclusives, however they didn’t have a great online system with working party chat/cross chat. MS had no nonsense like mandatory and very long installs and what not and so on. I DO agree that lately MS has been messing around and i’m expecting and hoping that they will bring some great exclusives to their system. Not just sequals, something new. I’m hoping Ruffian comes with something interesting. I wonder if Rare can still actually make a very good games. We’ll see. I’m alright with Kinect 2 crap, as long as they have games for the real gamers out there too. I’m expecting to be buying both systems again.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Hunam

    Can’t really comment on Forza as I don’t like racing games, and have Witcher 2 on PC. But Gears is worn out. Badly worn out. Then again so is Uncharted if I think about it. Halo is as good as ever but it’s not enough anymore. But at one point MS had a great stable of exclusives like Mass Effect 1! That was back when they were on fire but now they just want to push Kinect which I don’t have and can’t house. Sony has loads of japanese stuff like Yakuza, the good version of Final Fantasy, odd stuff like Rune Factory Oceans and Ni No Kuni, plus western stuff like Quantic Dreams games, Sly, Ratchet and Clank etc.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Phoenixblight

    @39

    I sold my 360 a few months ago because it wasn’t being used. I bought the system for Mass Effect if I had known that all of the Mass Effect games would be on Ps3 or PC I would have just left it alone. The 360 did absolutely nothing for me. I don’t care about the Gears of War games, I enjoy them but I have always rented them. I use the PS3 for exclusives, netflix, amazon instant video and music along with it being a Blu-ray player. All of those things I don’t have to pay a subscription to access then to top it off PSN+ MS has lost it for me they seem more focused on being a multi-media service than a gaming device.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Moonwalker1982

    @41

    I have to admit that i didn’t like all exclusives of MS, cause i’m not a big racing fan, but they definitely were great games. I always loved Gears though, but i agree about it being worn out. Halo too, Halo 4 was awesome but i don’t nessecarily need a Halo 5 right away. I’ve used the 360 a whole lot more than the PS3 because i bought all the multiplatform games on 360, simply because i’m always in a party with friends when i’m gaming and PS3 doesn’t let me. Plus all my friends have a 360 and only one or two have a PS3. I agree though that PS3 now clearly has the better exclusives.

    I hope MS comes with a new exclusive or two that is really interesting for the gamer that made their Xbox 360 such a succes, before the crap Kinect shit came in. MS needs those fans and if they alienate them…that’s never good. I also don’t believe right away that Sony will get it all right this time, the rumors suggest they have, but i won’t believe it until i see it. I’m also hoping that the reason we haven’t really had brand new exclusives on 360 lately, is because those devs have been put on working on next-gen games. For a while now there have been several reports and rumours about brand new Microsoft IP’s in the making, also some kind of AAAAA game or something, lol. Rare was said to be hiring people for a shooter a year ago or so, Ruffian was said to be making something new, clearly has gone next-gen. Oh and of course Alan Wake’s developer Remedy. How the fuck did i forget themjust now..a very strong exclusive Alan Wake is. New game from them, etc.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Hunam

    Alan Wake was great, but it was loads better on PC :P

    #43 2 years ago
  44. TD_Monstrous69

    Okay, researched the currency exchange rate for the reported price, and have found that in usd, the PS4 would cost $400, which is a really good price if you ask me (though the exact number in the currency exchange rate [according to Google], is 401.34). Just hope the price turns out to be true, and not another face palm moment, courtesy of Sony.
    Just a little under 2 days, can’t wait.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. ManuOtaku

    And like a famous tv announcer, the price is right.
    I like it, hope the 360 is on those lines and without the stupid always connected thing and the second hand issue.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Lateralis_ip

    @44
    But the price is in british pounds, not euros so the rigth conversion is like 465 dlls.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. LuLshuck

    Bet all you dumb cunts buy this shit and realize that if yous waited a year you could of been getting a slim or a better version with a bigger hard drive and 4 games all at the same price

    #47 2 years ago
  48. sircam

    Let’s hope :D

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Da Man

    Another overpriced hardware from the usual Sony catalog of disasters.

    #49 2 years ago

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

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

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

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

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

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

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

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]