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What’s the deal with the PS4′s Eye camera? I’ll tell you

Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:54 GMT By Phil Owen

The new edition of the home PlayStation console will come with a new edition of the PlayStation Eye camera that has so far not been widely used by consumers, due at least in part to lack of effort spent integrating its functions into games beyond the Move controller.


Destructoid talked to SCE Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida last night after the PS4 reveal and got the skinny on what the deal is with the new Eye, and it seems as if it’ll be far more advanced than the current version, even going to far as to ape Kinect in some ways.

For one, the new Eye will have two cameras, allowing it to see players and their controllers in three-dimensional space. But the two cameras can specialize as well, such as how one of them could focus on recording 2D video.

The new Eye will also have a microphone on it with directional feedback. One would assume this will allow for EndWar-style voice commands*, and the directional aspect of it would probably help it filter out background noise by focusing its attention on a single location in the room, such as where the player is sitting/standing.

Beyond Yoshida’s comments, I have here a press release from Sony that details the capabilities of the new Eye a bit more. Read this:

PlayStation®4 Eye, a newly developed camera for PS4 incorporates two high-sensitive cameras that have wide-angle lenses with 85-degree diagonal angle views which can recognize the depth of space precisely. This enables PlayStation®4 Eye to cut out the image of the player from the background, or to grasp players’ position in front and behind, further broadening the ways to enjoy games. Incorporated four microphones are also capable of accurate sound detection and source origination. In addition, users will be able to login to their PS4 with face recognition and are capable of using their own body movements or voices to enjoy games more intuitively. Furthermore, PlayStation®4 Eye senses the color of DUALSHOCK®4′s light bar to judge the positions of multiple players, and set characters in the same positions or let a character talk to a particular player, enabling players to enjoy games in new way. PlayStation®4 Eye also supports PlayStation®Move motion controller. It detects the motion of PS Move more precisely, and reflects players’ in-game motion more accurately than ever.

This all sounds quite…useful? What do you think about the new Eye? Do you think you’ll get much out of it?

*I couldn’t resist saying “EndWar-style commands” instead of “Kinect-style commands.” Sorry.

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39 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I want to see it in action and I want to see a price.

    Dualshock 4 + Camera + console.

    how much this thing is going to cost?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. deathm00n

    Does it comes with the console or is it just a optional acessory?

    By the way, in b4 copy of kinect Sony sucks!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Bomba Luigi

    I wanna know if the PS4 works without the Camera. I don’t like Cameras and I like it even less in my Livingroom. Still the only big Point where I’m worried about the PS4.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. SlayerGT

    Only thing I’ve ever wanted a camera for in games is to map my face on characters..thats it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    @4, Pretty much the same here. Though with these cameras often being lower res the pictures aren’t going to be pretty.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. MadFlavour

    The screen on the controller looks removable.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Seraphemz

    I get all pumped about Feb 20th… now i have to wait till E3, since I have many more questions about the console now..

    I really hope that the camera isnt like the Wii where you NEED to use it… that would suck.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Joe Anderson

    It comes with the console.

    The Dualshock also comes with a headset, also with the console.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Joe Anderson

    @6 it’s clickable like a mouse.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Bomba Luigi

    @Joe: But does I have to use it? Can I not connect it with the PS3, or make a tape over the Camera or leave it in a Dark Corner where it cant see a Thing, and the PS4 still works? (expect Games that makes Use of the Camera of course)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    I’d like to know how many people on these forums have taped over the webcam on their laptop.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Bomba Luigi

    @11: No need for that, it has a Build in Shutter. For good Reasons.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    You seriously think that someone wants to hack into your hardware and just watch you?

    Are you a celebrity?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Bomba Luigi

    @13: Well, I’m Parnoid. Camera watching me, in my Livingroom, from an “Intelligent” System that will learn to know what I what, connected with an Online Service that had some Serious Trouble about being Hacked and so on and on. And what when Sony comes with the Idea that from Watching People you can do something with Marketing and what else? Like Looking what the Heck this Guy is drinking or whatever

    Im thinking about the Worst Case Szenario, and even more worse stuff. Because it can happen. And as I said, I’m Paranoid like Hell.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dragon246

    @14,
    Dont buy ps4, simple as hell.
    And obviously avoid a game called watch dogs.
    Geez….

    #15 2 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    @11 I do :D I heard Chinese and Russian hackers were gaining access to people’s cameras and spying on them. Its fucking possible man. Plus I live in a country where people (dumb retard facebook users) give up their freedom and rights to use free services so companies can profit off of them by attaining their information.

    Would you like to be able to hear and see what people are interested in so yo can collect the data and invest in the next big thing….oh Hi Kinect ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Bomba Luigi

    @15: Watch_Dogs works fine without any Camera (I know, I just ignoring the Joke)

    I just don’t like the Idea of Cameras Everywhere. Not just Outside, but even Inside my House. Its freaking Scary for me, but I’m Old School. Like Privacy and all that old School Stuff.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    Dude I’m with Bomba guys. Its not that I think I’m some important celeb but its the principle. These companies want to control your life and the best way to do that is gaining information. Do you know how much information you can gain just visually vs listening.

    I could never live in a place like Great Britain with all those cameras. I know that stuff is set up for good reasons but people aren’t innocent and if that type of power were in the wrong hands….say someone who really hated you and wanted you dead. They’d know your every movement.

    If the U.S.A. government is illegally spying on their own people you don’t think companies are. Didn’t SONY get caught secretly installing root kits in peoples computers with their software. Then think about Microsoft, Bill Gates house alone is 20 years technological beyond any other house out there. I’m not saying SONY and Microsoft will use this in their cameras (well Kinect does) I’m just saying the technology exist and you may have your privacy exploited one day.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. dtyk

    @18 I’m pretty sure it’s already exploited lol. More of a case of how exploited are you.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. RazorBladeJam

    I’d feel sorry for anyone monitoring those feeds from the ps4…

    Hundreds of hours of guys, whacking off in cheese puff stained boxers :-S

    #20 2 years ago
  21. melonbuster1

    $499.. basic $549 deluxe. .. Ps4. . Price cut to the ps3 to 199. Vita price cut to 169.99 3g 149.99 Wi-Fi. Look they know they won’t be able to make too many of the Ps4 so sell high drop the price of existing hardware (ps3) because you can meet that demand and still grow the market where you make the bulk of your money. They need a price drop for vita to move units and please CEO s. Just business. It won’t any less . Eyetoy system controller hdmi demo software 500 gig harddrive= $549..

    #21 2 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    I dunno, tea, just imagine if they sold another 70-100 million units.

    about 50 million of those cameras are probably going to show nothing more than some zit faced kid screaming at getting quick scoped for the 5th time in one minute.

    They’d probably get bored of looking at gamers pretty quickly…

    But seriously, it would have to go up pretty high if they actually did spy on people.

    I mean up to government level.

    Can you imagine how much they’d have to pay out if someone ever found out that they were being spied on, through a camera, by a corporation?

    Sony had to payout just for the rootkit, so what about a company getting caught watching fat teenage boys walking around in their 3 day old, unwashed underwear, Harlem shaking in their living rooms?

    Nah, it’s possible, but unless you’re a celebrity or a terror threat, I can’t see why anyone would waste time watching gamers.

    Google searches are more than enough info than any company/government could need, anyway…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Bomba Luigi

    I know its kinda silly that someone want to watch me, but the Possabiltiy is Scary enough. And even being Watched and Supervised by a Machine (the Console) and no Human is… Scary for me.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. dravenkaze

    Just dont play ps4 without your clothes on then

    #24 2 years ago
  25. nklh4x0r

    What if someone does not have eyes?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. manamana

    You guys are paranoid, really. On all my Apple computers and devices are frontfacing cameras. I believe on all smartphones too. So yeah, check the rest on youporn :-D

    #26 2 years ago
  27. noamlol2

    fuck the kinect ripoff
    did sony forgot that the playstation main focus is games?

    FFS both sony and micorosft are forgetting the core consumers
    the ones who buy a console to play games not to be spyed upon or post some dumbass status on facebook

    only if the cam is optinal,
    i don’t see and usefull things besides voice commands from the camera
    because we all know motion gaming sucks ass

    #27 2 years ago
  28. MadFingerz

    @5 No picture of your face is going to look pretty :D Sorry, j/k, someone had to say it :p

    I don’t imagine using the camera much but I don’t mind the console shipping with one. I might find a use for it one day >.>

    #28 2 years ago
  29. NightCrawler1970

    Why sony have to come with combos why not a console with a controler?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. eeklipz

    If you notice in the beginning of the killzone: Shadow game play trailer, the charcter goes through a identification barrier where there is a “face” displayed of a game user. I beleive that this new eye will capture our face via 3d model and we will be able to apply it to games like NBA 2k, Mortal Kombat (next gen create a character), Madden, Killzone, mass effect, etc. In addition, I think the ability to use motion in games will be much more adapted and easier to use. For example, dodging, throwing a gernade, aiming down, etc. Finally, with the use of this new eye (privacy probably will be within the fine print as something you are giving up), we will also have the choice to either use it or not…we all have the freedom of decision, and if your not into that type of gaming integration, don’t buy (in my opinion).

    #30 2 years ago
  31. fightclubdoll

    My cat would love another peripheral to throw behind the television. I stopped retrieving the Wii motion sensor. It’s back there somewhere, with it’s more recent buddy, Kinect.

    Were I to get one of these, and fish out the others, I wonder where the heck I would place them… but I’m confident the cat would sort it out.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Rosseu

    IMO they should include everything including the PS eye in every PS4 box they sell – this way, devs would have a lot of features they can add to their games, since all PS4 owners would have it.

    I like #30′s idea of scanning the faces for custom characters, that’d be awesome!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. ps4some

    @20 lol well played sir

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Hybridpsycho

    Geez, all the conspiracy paranoia in this thread.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Tisoyboy2

    Honestly, as long as we can disconnect it I am fine with it. I only plug in Eye/Kinect when using them. They will probably use feeds to market to its users. Legally they will have to give us the option to opt out.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. NinjaHart

    Sounds nice on paper, but it remains to see how it does in action.
    Sounds like it’s going to be a good way to include players more in games with voice commends, which is a good thing. Just hope it will live up to the hype. :)

    #36 2 years ago
  37. MCTJim

    60 bucks for controller and 60 bucks for eye…add 120 bucks onto cost of console.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. manamana

    @37 exactly! Add! Not force! I don’t need a second controller for the PS4. And I don’t need a camera. So there you go: no additional costs for me, my dear fanboy.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. esan

    So are you saying theyre proud of themselves for inching out the old “Kinect” technology in aspects? lol, good for them. I know theyre not trying to say they have anything on Kinect 2.0, and if so theyll need a hell of a lot better examples than that, since kinect does all of that (better) and WAY more…in the dark, lol. The mere fact that it needs those hideous huge lights (they melted the move balls into it lol) on the controller goes to show how technologically inferior it is. And the fact that its not going to be bundled with the system will mean its not going to receive all that much developer attention to integrate its experiences like the kinect 2.0. Its a toy.

    The “directional sound” is called beam forming btw.

    #39 2 years ago

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    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 […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]