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PS4 APU “by far the most powerful” AMD has produced

Thursday, 28 February 2013 05:27 GMT By Brenna Hillier

AMD global business manager John Taylor has said the accelerated processing unit in the PlayStation 4 is the best the company has ever produced.

“We have not built an APU quite like that for anyone else in the market,” Taylor told the Inquirer.

“It is by far the most powerful APU we have built to date.”

Taylor said the APU leverages new tech which will appear in AMD’s new generation A-series later this year, which will be sold directly to consumers.

“None that will quite be to that level of sheer number of cores, sheer number of teraflops,” he added.

The PlayStation 4 has an x86 APU, and that AMD will be selling similar tech directly to PC users shows just how PC-like the console’s architecture is – but it’s worth remembering that the custom tech has been specially designed through a collaboration between the two companies, so you can’t just rebuild a PS4 in your basement.

Sony hasn’t released full tech specs, but the console has 8GB of RAM and can churn out over 1.8 teraflops of processing power.

Thanks, Dragon 246.

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49 Comments

  1. redwood

    so does that mean the ps4 can do tressfx?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    PS3 > PC, confirmed!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. redwood

    @2 “wars start with words” :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Virginityrocks

    Correction: PS4 = PC.

    In the end, the consoles didn’t destroy PC gaming, they became PC gaming.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. redwood

    PC gaming and console gaming are very different beasts… ur argument is rather naive. yes the architecture has become similar but the UX is far different

    #5 2 years ago
  6. m2stech

    If it’s a 86 (32bit) system then how is it going to support 8gb ram ?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. redwood

    nope it’s an x86-64 thingy.. i was confused too but than looked it up and AFAIK it’s a 64bit machine

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    @6
    Its x86-64. Or 64 bit.

    @7
    Damn you :) Beat me to it.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    Wait couldn’t Cell do 1.8 teraflops by itself? Also all this spec talk I’m sure Microsoft has to see they have to go bigger and better right? Is AMD admitting that the 720 isn’t as powerful as the PS4? Why is everyone going with AMD also and not NVIDIA? I know Microsofts reason.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OmegaSlayer

    PS4 will be better than a PC built with the same specs.
    Better bus, better optimization, better memory management with less OS tasks going at the same time.

    So, PS4 games will be FAR better than a PC with the same specs because everything will be better optimized to work with those unified specs.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. redwood

    @8 :D http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrbhdqavMy1qejif9o1_250.gif

    #11 2 years ago
  12. redwood

    on a side note.. a lot of people really don’t get how games are made, i mean just look at the beauty that is UC3 and than look at Dark souls, both are running on the same hardware, and DS2 looks like shit where as Uc3 looks better than a ton of PC games, so it’s more about the teams that are making the game, and there ability to squeeze the living shiz-nit out of the system, than the amount of cuda-cores on your gtx.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    Oops! Yeah, I meant PS4…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. melonbuster1

    Like they are going to say we put in a middle of the road apu in there.. look Microsoft has more money if they wanted it they would have it. Simple. Sony needs it .its the best today .. nextweek something better is out .. welcome to the dumbass world of pc gaming

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Edo

    @13 I think you meant PS4 > xbox 720 confirmed.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Samoan Spider

    @9 Yeah, you’re quite right. I read that somewhere. But the rest of the architecture combined with that 256+256 memory set up really did shaft the chances of using that horsepower. That’s why distributed computing tasks were so good, whereas gaming related tasks weren’t. However now the rest of the system is capable of so much more, combined with an easy (ish) architecture to code for and you’ve got some serious possibilities (Depends how well the devs get to grips with multi-threading for 8 cores).
    By contrast, bear in mind that MS were able to more or less match the PS3 graphically with far less horsepower so I think that anyone discounting MS at this point is a blind fool even with this comment about the APU. Anyway, I have a 7850 which the GPU here is based on so I’m pretty pleased about how this could turn out for me if the PC versions get some of the console optimisations.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Red Demon

    Yea Number 1, I am really curious guys I’m not a computer expert, but will the PS4 support Tressfx technology? It looks really nice for the next game gen, almost like cgi hair. Not trying to get anyone mad.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Samoan Spider

    @17 No reason why not. From what I can tell, its up to the devs to use it as a plug in for their engine because it works with the DX11 APIs.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Gadzooks!

    We don’t have one single piece of confirmed spec for the 720 yet, apart from that it will be using very similar architecture, so there’s really no point in making power comparisons. Save it for April ;)

    The 720 could compensate with a number of options:

    - A faster discrete GPU

    - The 32mb eDram could make up the shortfall

    - The mysterious ‘Data Move Engine’ could be a form of bit blitter, which could be a huge boost to geometry, AI and texture population, etc..

    It’s all conjecture at this point though.

    This gen we had one machine with a stronger CPU and weaker GPU vs. stronger GPU and weaker CPU. The net result was, on balance, almost complete parity. It could well end up the same for the next gen. We just don’t know yet.

    That is if MS want to compete on specs at all. Maybe they want to compete on price instead? For power users like us that would be disappointing, but for targeting the gaming masses that could be a good strategy.

    The only thing we know for sure is that very similar architectures for PS4, 720 and PC mean that developers are going to be happy because they will have to spend less time bespoking, which means they can spend more time on the things that count like honing controls, AI, physics, level design, etc.

    That’s a win for every single one of us.

    Of course that’s all moot if MS decide to focus on Kinect. In which case it’s game over and they may as well quit now.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. PC_PlayBoy

    PS4 is already old tech. Why would anyone want to build a new PC round such tech when they can get better components?

    Anyway, Intel is where it’s at. AMD suck

    We’ll be playing emulated PS4 games on our PC in the next 5 years. Easy.

    Consoles continue to be pish…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Gadzooks!

    Can we get rid of this trolling piece of crap, PLEASE???

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Samoan Spider

    @20 wrong on the old tech. This is new tech, hence AMD talking about it. The point is that you can build an equivalent PC (I have almost exactly the same, just a 4 core CPU instead of an 8 Core APU) but you wont get the optimisations that come with console development so the point is moot. I accept this and I’m very happy with how my games look and run. Now to counter your childish Intel comment, Intel haven’t got an APU of this nature and quality available. Can you imagine and Atom powered PS4? Me neither, so back in your box mate, your being a tosser and giving PC players a bad name AGAIN!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. ps4fanboy

    Woohoo!!!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Joe Musashi

    @19. Great post. Salient points clearly made. Agree 100% :)

    JM

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    I think a lot of people need some education about the x86 architecture: x86 is the architecture, 64 bit is an extension. x64 or x86-64 is just a quick colloquial way of differentiating between that & the former 32bit extension. In fact, x86 originally started as 16 bit.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Mike W

    Well this interesting, I’m not that tech savvy at all, so maybe one of you guys can help me.

    I was just listening to a podcast from ‘gamertagradio’ and there was a guy on there that stated the x86 cpu wouldn’t be able to read the whole 8 gigs of ram. Is that true?

    #26 2 years ago
  27. DrDamn

    @26
    The cpus in both PS4 and Durango are x64 (or X86-64) and therefore the size of memory isn’t a problem form either machine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Dragon246

    @26,
    You know Game Journos are morons (not of vg247), don’t you ? :D
    And a union of Hip-Hop and gaming sucks.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    PS4 APU “by far the most powerful” that is based on Jaguar the successor to Brazos 2.0. END OF STORY.
    MY grandmother PC with Dual core i3 will have more power then this shit because cores mean nothing when there are “Logical processors”.
    AMD chipsets are so cheap and that’s the reason why they always losing in the market compared to Intel not to mention that AMD stuff is just cheaper in general.

    + it’s AMD. their processors are the weakest on the market compared to any Intel’s architecture.

    So nope, cheap processor with x86 format for a console. The extension of this generation.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. roadkill

    LOL what? PS4 tech is 2 years old. How can it be better than the current PC generation!?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. redwood

    @29 u seem to know more about AMD tech than AMD.. good for you man

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Dragon246

    Some info, if anyone is in UK and wants to try plus, head over to Eurogamer. They are conducting a giveaway.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/giveaways.php?id=87209

    Here is one from me-
    66PN-GCNQ-2P8B
    Enjoy!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Mike W

    @28

    I see where you are coming from. I enjoyed the hip-hop during my teenage years in the 90s. I can’t really get into the trash that they play nowadays.

    In any case, I never heard of gametagrarido until I’ve seen in on N4G and the only reason I clicked on the link is because they had M. Patcher as a guest (believe it or not, I enjoy his input on the gaming industry)

    But I should’ve known better with a site with the name gamertag in it. All they did was bash the PS4 and stated it was a “ok” performance. But I know if I can call these guys journalists. All of us on here can get together and create a site and report on what we like and don’t like about these manufacturers, does that make us journalists?

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Dragon246

    @33
    I was joking!
    I also mildly like Patcher. He definitely isn’t as bad as he is is made out to be imo.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Eddie Rodrigues

    @2 Keep talking, no one will agree anyway, whenever you mean PS3 or PS4

    @29 No, the PS4 is certainly better. I mean an i7 with 600 Series is a bagazillion times better indeed, though let us not turn this magical moment for console players into (beg your pardon) shitstorm.

    @33 Agreed.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. OlderGamer

    Spot on Gad!

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Gekidami

    So many butthurt PC tards. Hilarious!

    “We’ll be playing emulated PS4 games on our PC in the next 5 years. Easy.”
    lol PC cant even emulate the “ancient” PS3 & 360 yet.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Lounds

    @37 that’s mainly to do with legal implementations. After 10 years it’s fair game. Hense all the NES, SNES emulators for phones etc.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Christopher Jack

    @38, Then explain the Wii emulator.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Red Demon

    Even though the PS4 specs don’t match the PC’s, I don’t need to pay a shitload of money just enjoy great games. Don’t get me wrong, I like the PC because I only play certain games on it such as Starcraft and other RTS games. I can buy a PS4 for a lower price and have fun with my friends.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. docwily

    If consoles had great keyboard and mouse support, I’d buy one tomorrow. Only thing is that I find controllers annoying for FPS games.

    There are games that I enjoy a lot more, using a controller… I might add

    I’d say the reason that Sony and others are using PC-like architecture is to make it easier for developers to run their game engines accross multiple platforms.

    PS4 will be king for a while, but as we all know and if Moore’s law holds true, then we’ll have PCs twice as powerful 18 months or so after it’s release.

    just my 2c

    #41 2 years ago
  42. ashishkashyap25

    http://www.bubblews.com/news/724534-microsoftgame-over

    #42 2 years ago
  43. TheDuckPortal

    The only reason its the most powerful APU that AMD have produced is because APUs are put into laptops not desktops… (if im not mistaken).
    theirs a big difference between a dedicated GPU and an APU which is GPU and a CPU combined into one.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Kreten

    It’s most powerfull APU because they didn’t do the one for xbox one as it was done custom in house based on amd apu (these people always get you, unless u think carefully what they are saying)

    #44 2 years ago
  45. wildBoar

    @20 Both PS4 and X1 utilize AMD, all next gen games, their PC equivalents included, will most likely be optimised for AMD tech, it’s this gen’s standard tech. When pretty much every game engine will be optimised for AMD, I doubt Intel or even Nvidia is a very strong choice.
    You’ll propably get way more diminishing returns from that kind of hardware at least, one thing’s sure and that’s that AMD has struck gold with these deals. Practically gotten a monopoly over gaming hardware for the next 10 years or so.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Christopher Jack

    Well the A10-6800K is about as powerful as a low end 3rd gen i5

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Christopher Jack

    @45, You have really overestimated AMD. I love to root for the underdog & I love AMD’s generally great performance/price ratio but I don’t think having their processors & GPUs in both next gen consoles is going to make a difference to how games are developed for PC, nor much of an impact on Intel+Nvidia’s sales.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. SAimNE

    @47 you are really underestimating AMD. the apu was already a pretty solid option for low-mid gaming while paying 15-30% less than a similar spec intel+nvidia combo. Add in the options of GDDR5(most likely on board) and possibly even DDR4 in the near future, and you have further improvements. Then you can slap on the fact that HSA is turning out to have been an extremely sound investment of their time, and then finally add in mantle to up the gpu utilization, better driver support to increase the dual graphics options, and truaudio to make even less strain on the cpu when gaming

    apus completely dominate the low-mid gaming market for anyone who has a brain, and it looks like they may break into the mid-high range gaming market in the gen after kaveri(or maybe even with kaveri)

    if you dont believe me you should actually spend a little bit of time going over the architecture and proposed gameplans amd has been releasing in the recent months. I am interested in haswell(especially the power efficiency) but nowhere near as interested in it as an apu that can easily wipe the floor with it in gaming for 2/3rds the price.

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Tormenter

    Would all the pc users shitting hyperbole please stop, you lower the IQ rating of the entire net.

    I’ve been a pc gamer all of my days, since 286′s, but I wouldn’t be blinkered enough to claim ‘teh consoles are shit. pc is leeeeeeet!’

    Pc’s do MANY, MANY things, but the games part comes about though sheer grunt brute force, usually because of piss poor optimisation. Consoles do ONE thing, they play games, they are built for it and optimised for it.. and they do it well (apart from resolution, and aparently the xbone 180, yes I disparage it but only because of the major screw up MS made, still can’t generally do 1080p even this gen.. that’s a bad point). Consoles will be faster in general for the games they run for about 2 years before our new gpus manage to outrun the new memory architectures through sheer horsepower.. that’s not a boast, it’s just physics/moore’s law/obvious from past performance…. So at the end of the day it matters not a jot, except for the fact that the pc will benefit from easy porting..NICE.

    My point, before my brain sidetracked me, was… AMD have officially pissed me off, and I’ll never buy their brand again despite them being the majority of my gpu spending decisions over the years… and WHY?, do I hear you ask? Because despite the PC market keeping amd going, that they are afloat ‘JUST’ is simply due to their own mistakes in the market, they kept all of their major innovations and put most of their research into a different market, effectively selling substandard second class goods to the pc market, whilst dealing with the consoles to give them better tech…. and YES, THAT PISSES ME OFF.

    AMD can go fuck themselves for any further business for me, as far as I am concerned, they are no longer relevent, and can stay wth their new friends, who they obviously prefer to court over their existing loyal market.

    So, in summary, console v PC.. no biggie.. we should all, instead, save our angst to give the hardware companies a kick in the balls.

    #49 1 year ago

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    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

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  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

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  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

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  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

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  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

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  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

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  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

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  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

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  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

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  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

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  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

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  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

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  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]