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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

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

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

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

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kojima Station show suspended

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

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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

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

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

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]