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GameStop explains why MS and Sony shouldn’t restrict used games

Thursday, 7 March 2013 17:58 GMT By Phil Owen

GameStop president Tony Bartel had some words for Forbes about why the rumored always-online-never-play-used-games next Xbox might be a bad idea. “Console manufacturers understand that recent surveys indicate 60+ percent of video game consumers would be less likely to purchase a new console that did not play pre-owned games.”


But surveys aren’t always accurate or include a representative sample, somebody at Microsoft might say. To which Bartel would would reply with some more concrete numbers:

“Also, used games generate more than $1 billion of trade credit annually, 70 percent of which is credited towards purchasing new games and new hardware.”

That right there gets to the heart of it. More people buy more new games when they can sell or trade their old ones..

What do y’all think? Do you even care about the secondhand market? Does its existence influence your buying habits?

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17 Comments

  1. DSB

    “Because then we’d be even more fucked”.

    The end.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Cobra951

    It’s not only Gamestop who would be fucked, though. I would argue that every consumer would suffer. Certainly the less affluent ones would. I waste no love on GS and their ripoff policies, but I have to support them in this campaign.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. melonbuster1

    Can’t support bloodsuckers .they feed on the weak poor consumer. Used games will be there for the old systems. Used systems will always be there. But the developers need to get paid. Far too many of them had to close shop because of bootlegging and the used games market. Death to gamestop

    #3 2 years ago
  4. orakaa

    @3: I guess math was to hard for you in school?

    Try to get serious and intelligent for a minute there. Please. 70% of the money gathered by used game sales go DIRECTLY towards NEW GAMES. Used games money fuel new games market.

    Do you seriously think gamers would buy a new FIFA each year for 60 dollars if they couldn’t sell the old (useless) one? Do you think people’s pocket have magical money coming out of their wallet?
    Cut used games, prevent them and the only thing you’ll get is a MASSIVE shrink in the number of new games sold.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    @4 A Gamestop survey that supports Gamestops argument? SHOCKING.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stardog

    I bought 3/4 pre-owned PS3 games when I bought a PS3, including Heavy Rain.

    Now I’ll be buying Beyond on day one because I liked Heavy Rain…

    I wouldn’t have bought Heavy Rain at new price.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. orakaa

    @5: we are not talking about the survey, damnit!

    Look around you. I, personally don’t sell my old games but I’m one of the only gamer around me who isn’t doing so. In France we have many different video game shops and they’re filled with used games… and if you pay attention and just stay there a saturday and WATCH, you’ll see many gamers coming in to sell their games… and use that money to finance the purchase of new games.

    We don’t have Gamestop here, so I won’t even start to make a judgment on them, but they’re right on this subject: cut used games and gamers will suffer, and there will be less new games sold

    #7 2 years ago
  8. orakaa

    I work and have a good income, but amongst gamers, how many still live by their parents? How many are students or young workers with low income?

    Millions.

    Do you think their wallet (or their parents’) are unlimited? If a student with low money buy the last COD but can’t resell it, he’ll be stuck with it, and he won’t have that extra money (from the sale of the used game) to buy the next one.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Yoshi

    Look at them getting all cocky now because it’s not happening :P I bet they were shitting themselves a few months ago when Sony did that patent XD

    #9 2 years ago
  10. fearmonkey

    I don’t sell my games but I do buy used games from gamefly and very rarely at Gamestop. Most of the games I buy used I would never buy new unless severely marked down. So, if MS or Sony decide to limit used games, I’ll focus my buying power more on Steam or other digital download sites when they have major sales. This would only hurt them in the end.

    What is probably going to happen is that publishers will be allowed to make the choice on whether a game uses the tech or not, and this was probably something that EA and Activision demanded from both Sony and MS.
    This will benefit Madden and COD games, as they now can make you buy the game which enforces that “Subscription” type of system, where you have to pay to play, used wont help you. I would bet Bungie’s Destiny would be a good choice for this tech as well EA’s biggest sports franchises.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. mightyhokie

    I don’t really buy anything but new games. I occasionally do trade in games to get those new games. So basically this affects me zero amount. I’m a huge fan of my 360 and have been very excited to buy the new one when it comes out…until they said they were not going to allow people to play used games.

    Im one of those 360 fans totally unaffected by MS’s decision to ban used games that will NOT buy the 720 if that happens. I’m an artist and all for protecting intellectual properties. But there has to be a better way. I hope this is just a rumor to make people pissed then MS comes out and says ‘we will NOT be banning used games’ so it seems that much more happy news. I hope.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DSB

    @7,8 I don’t think games are expensive enough to be considered luxury items. They’ve been a lot more expensive in my lifetime, and I’m 27. They’re more expensive on consoles than they should be, but nobody wants to critisize their beloved console manufacturers, so in all likelihood nobody’s going to complain enough to change that.

    There are a million things wrong with publishers and what they’re doing these days too, but the economic reality is that you only have an industry as long as people buy new. Since a used videogame doesn’t lose value compared to a new videogame it’s a hard argument to make, that it’s somehow a seperate economy.

    They both compete for the same customers, with the main difference being that the used game is cheaper, and only provides profits for the retailer, not the producer.

    That’s great if you want to see more Gamestops opening everywhere, but bad if you want newer and better games.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    The only way used game restriction wouldn’t be an absolutely terrible thing is if 1) the “lock” on used games no longer after at most a few years, 2) special versions of these games were made available to rental stores and libraries and the like, and 3) they instituted a system similar to Apple’s iTunes where you could have it accessible from 5 devices or more with an ability to remove it from one device and “free up a slot” somewhere other than the device itself.

    If these three did not happen, then disallowing used games would hurt sales far more than any supposed gains. It would guarantee people not buying the consoles in favor of just getting a better PC and using Steam. If a system breaks down and it’s outside warranty or was never taken online to verify game purchases, does that mean you have to buy a whole new copy of a game just to play it? What if it’s 20 years from now when support for the system is dead, you want to play a game (or version of it) that has never been remade or re-released, and you want to use a new system to play a game you bought?

    And that’s not even taking into account how asinine video game publishers are these days. Any claims that prices of video games would go down with used game sales out of the way is a blatant lie, and it would be sheer idiocy for anyone to believe that. Nor would quality improve due to “greater budget” thanks to “higher revenues” (assuming that would even happen). In reality, video game publishers would mark up their prices higher because they don’t have the price of used games to rein them in; either you pay their full price five years after the game was released or you never get to play the game. Meanwhile, these companies wouldn’t add more bang for your buck in the main game because they know they can get away with withholding the content as DLC to make people pay extra. Not to mention companies like Capcom; they were seriously considering making fans of Mega Man pay for a demo of Mega Man Legends 3 to “prove they want the game.” Without having to worry about used games, what’s to stop companies from forcing consumers to pay to play a demo of a highly anticipated and desired game?

    No, unless an “anti-used games” policy was very lenient, it would be a disaster. It would also be extremely stupid on the part of console makers considering that video game publishers are scapegoating lower sales of many games as due to “console volatility.” These publishers are already considering abandoning the console market, an anti-used games policy isn’t going to change that.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DSB

    @13 It would be quite the stroke of irony if everybody flocked to Steam and the PC, given that it has essentially annhilated the used game market. Maybe it isn’t the imperative that everybody wants to make it.

    The third paragraph doesn’t make any sense.

    There’s no way to control what a company spends, and there’s no way to make publishers not suck. So far I agree. The idea that it would drive prices up is just idiotic though.

    On the digital PC market, only very few stores offer you any kind of credit on the return of games, and a lot of stores don’t even allow you to go back on a sale, even though it’s EU legislation.. But it’s still the most competitive market that I can ever remember seeing.

    Digital services are actually selling games at zero percent margins, just to attract customers. You know that the competition is in a pretty good place when people actually sell products at a loss in the war for customers.

    If I was being facetious, I might say “That’s what getting rid of used games gets you!”, but the fact is just that publishers largely don’t have to worry about retailers cannibalizing their sales in the digital market, and the much better returns on every game sold (even if you don’t take into account the rampant competition) makes it very easy to keep prices lower for everyone involved.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. salarta

    @14: The reason for people flocking to Steam and the PC in the wake of an anti-used games policy on consoles is simple: if they’re too restricted on where they can play their physical disc, then why buy the console and the game on that console? If your access is going to be restricted, at least Steam restricts it by account instead of device, and you can get the games at a significantly lower price. And sure, PCs technically count as a “restriction by device,” but PCs can do more than just play video games, ultimately making a purchase of a stronger PC into a much better investment than paying for a separate video game console. This includes that you’re practically guaranteed backwards compatibility on a PC for the games you have on Steam, even if you have to take a few extra steps to make it happen.

    The digital PC market, and the sales and prices within it, are happening while the used game market is still running. There’s a vested interest in luring people to the digital end: people that buy digital can’t resell the game, and people buying digital means the publishers having to spend less on manufacturing which includes not only the disc and case but in some cases (though increasingly less so) instruction manuals. And this is pretty rare currently, but some companies such as EA are launching Steam-like environments of their own since they see digital as a way to possibly cut out the middlemen of brick and mortar stores and manufacturers to maximize profits.

    The idea that video game publishers are selling their products at a loss solely to “win a war for customers” is, and I’m sorry if this seems personal since it’s not intended that way, ridiculous. They know, or at least I hope they know, that any meaningful levels of consumers building “brand loyalty” only happens at the platform/hardware level, NOT at the software level. Yes, you have fanboys and fangirls for just about any video game publisher, but the average consumer isn’t going to go “Well this Capcom game looks like a masterpiece and I’m absolutely dying to play it, but no thanks, I’d rather have a less thrilling experience on this latest Squeenix game since I’m so devoted to them.” Good will from consumers buying and playing great games by a company only increases their chances of buying other games by that company; it doesn’t cause people to actively disregard what other companies put out.

    Or to put it shorter and simpler: making your games cheaper to the point where you don’t turn a profit doesn’t serve a long-term goal of putting the competition out of business or even at a significant disadvantage. You’d sooner put yourself out of business, because unlike the Sony-Microsoft-Nintendo trifecta, there are WAY too many options at the software level.

    Where selling games at a loss digitally DOES serve these companies is steering the industry in a direction where they get more revenue for lower cost in the future, on their terms and under their control. Again, fewer (and in the future, potentially no) middlemen, no manufacturing needs, consumers can’t resell a game since it’s locked to their account, and hell, Steam’s format shows it’s possible for these companies to deactivate access to the games whenever they want because as the agreement states, you’re not paying to OWN the game, only paying for the license to play it. When it’s on a physical disc, there’s still a chance that consumers, even with DRM restrictions, can play the game whenever they want with the right hardware. But when it’s on a cloud, these companies can set down rules that they can yank access any time they want. Doom 3 is being remade and re-released for purchase at full price? Disable access to the original game so that consumers have to buy the remake if they ever want to play the game again.

    Admittedly, I do not think companies would go so far as to actually disable access to an old game purely to force people to buy a newer version at full price.

    But I think I’ve made my point clear: promoting digital sales, and providing low prices of them, has nothing to do with beating the competition. It has to do with trying to seize fuller control of how and where consumers can access the games, and through that, greater control of pricing.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    Quite a lot of that has absolutely no bearing on what I wrote.

    Publishers aren’t selling anything at a loss, there’s no way they’re going to forego their pound of flesh. The retailers are the ones who assume the loss. The idea you put forward was that curbing used game sales would lead to higher prices, which is nonsense, because cutthroat competition among the retailers ensure that it won’t.

    There’s no telling what a business will actually do, but it’s only logical that by keeping production costs low, and curbing measures that cannibalize profits, like used games or piracy (ie by putting it on Steam) you essentially provide them with the best possible environment to lower prices, not the opposite.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. monkees19

    I’ve always been on the used bandwagon. I buy a lot of games secondhand, even though usually I get them on eBay not GameStop. I’m part of that 60%+ that wouldn’t buy a console if I can’t play used games on it.

    #17 2 years ago

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    Codemasters Dirt series has moved to Steam’s Early Access and is available to buy today for £24.99. The last entries in the series were released on consoles but Dirt Rally is exclusive to PC at this stage. The game launches with 17 cars and 36 stages with more free content promised. Here’s some of the […]

  • Dying Light dev tools to add custom models, multiplayer support

    Techland will continue to add more support to Dying Light’s developer tools. A brief video highlights incoming updates including terrain creation and editing, importing custom models and multiplayer support. Dying Light developer tools were released at the start of the month and allow players to create their own maps and stories before sharing them via […]

  • How to improve Battlefield 4′s community jungle map

    There’s a lot of chatter about how to make BF4′s community jungle map better. Once suggestion is to make more of a feature out of the waterfall, according to Reddit user xpc_absol. Our man Westie considers that and runs with it, looking at how it would change objectives and interaction with the map itself – […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight lets you play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman – trailer

    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]